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Old 03-25-15, 11:56 PM   #51
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All I remember is that character was so fuckin' irritating and needy. Was she like that in the original japanese dub version?
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Old 03-26-15, 07:37 AM   #52
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Good luck finding the Japanese version of Macross. The Animeigo and ADV DVDs are OOP and super expensive on the aftermarket, and apparently some legal issues mean that a future US release is unlikely.
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Old 03-26-15, 08:14 AM   #53
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Good luck finding the Japanese version of Macross. The Animeigo and ADV DVDs are OOP and super expensive on the aftermarket, and apparently some legal issues mean that a future US release is unlikely.
I paid the premium for the initial Animeigo release but I picked up an additional set on sale ($39.99!) due to slight cracks that developed on the disc hubs when played. I'm glad I have not opened the additional set.
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Old 03-26-15, 09:59 AM   #54
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Here's Variety's story on the Robotech remake:

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ro...t-list-wrapper

Read the comments, they're way more interesting. Some people with actual knowledge vs. raving fanboys/fangirls. The comments make a key point that the article doesn't. Apparently, Studio Nue holds the rights to all the Macross designs and characters and Sony made no deal with them, only with Harmony Gold, which does NOT have those rights. So any movie arising out of all this will have to have all new designs or designs based on whichever series Harmony Gold actually has the rights to. (One commenter seems to think it's "Mospeada," the second series used to create Robotech.) But they can't use Lisa Hayes, Rick Hunter, or Lynn Minmei. Or the main Macross ship design. That's at least my understanding so far.

Still, it's nice to see Harmony Gold getting a payday out of all this so many years later. Even if nothing comes of it.
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Old 03-26-15, 11:31 AM   #55
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They shouldn't even bother then.
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Old 03-26-15, 12:10 PM   #56
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I haven't read the article/comments, but why can't they use Lisa, Rick, etc? When they branched off and did their own thing with Robotech:Sentinels, they still used Rick Hunter, but obviously changed from the Studio Nue designs. I think Shadow Chronicles had modified alphas from mospeada.

But yeah, I think most people still consider the Macross saga as "Robotech" (and Southern Cross as an abomination), so Sony should have just licensed Macross and then made a deal with Harmony Gold for domestic distribution rights or something.
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Old 04-30-15, 05:08 AM   #57
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‘Furious 7′ Director James Wan in Talks for ‘Robotech’
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Sony Pictures is in early talks with “Furious 7″ director James Wan to helm its live-action “Robotech” feature film.

The talks are taking place a month after Sony acquired rights to the project and set it up with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton producing and Michael Gordon (“300,” “G.I. Joe”) writing the script. The series on which it’s based is centered on humanity’s use of robot technology to fend off alien invaders.

“Robotech” derives from a series of popular Japanese TV shows that made their way over to the United States in the ’80s. The rights to the material had originally been at Warner Bros. with Tobey Maguire and Akiva Goldsman on board as producers.

Prior to “Furious 7,” Wan co-created the lucrative “Saw” and “Insidious” franchises along with directing the surprise hit “The Conjuring.” He’s producing “Insidious 3″ and returning to direct “The Conjuring 2” for New Line in the fall.

Wan is repped by Paradigm. News about the “Robotech” talks was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
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Just make more horror movies, dude!
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Old 06-03-15, 04:56 PM   #59
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It's official... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea...-direct-799686
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Damn, he gonna be busy for the next few years!
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Old 07-17-17, 02:28 PM   #61
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Interesting choice...

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JULY 17, 2017 11:40am PT by Borys Kit
'It' Director Andy Muschietti to Tackle 'Robotech' for Sony (Exclusive)

Sony’s Robotech is getting It status.

Andy Muschietti, who directed the upcoming film version of Stephen King’s It, has been tapped to develop and direct the studio’s adaptation of the anime featuring giant armored warriors.

Muschietti's creative partner Barbara Muschietti will join Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the project, which is based on 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Japan's Tatsunoko Productions. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.

Robotech is a sprawling sci-fi epic that takes place in a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology of an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island. The technology comes in handy when the humankind has to fend off a wave of alien invasions.

Hollywood has been trying to bring the mechas to the big-screen for over a decade with Sony picking up the rights in 2015. Sony previously courted James Wan to direct the potential franchise before the filmmaker committed to Aquaman.

The project has no writer but the studio expects to work with the Muschietti siblings to find someone to execute Andy Muschietti's filmmaker. The project is a high priority for the studio and it is moving quickly.

Sanford Panitch and Matthew Milam are overseeing for Columbia. David Hopwood is shepherding for Canton while Shannon Gaulding runs point for Hollywood Gang.

Muschietti got his start in horror – he made his English-language debut with the surprise hit Mama – and is awaiting the September release of It from New Line. The movie's trailer scored one of the largest views ever in a 24-hour period, with pre-release interest at stratospheric levels. The same applies to Hollywood interest in Muschietti, who looks with It to have pulled off the difficult task adapting one of King’s classics.

The filmmaker recently came on board to direct the pilot for Hulu’s television series adaptation of the Joe Hill comic book, Locke and Key.

Muschietti is repped by WME.
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Old 07-17-17, 03:11 PM   #62
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So CGI is at the point where this can be down and look good, but will they do the diverse cast?
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is the DVD of the original Macross saga still available?
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Old 07-18-17, 07:56 AM   #64
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As for the CGI, big robots was done pretty well in Pacific Rim.
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