Robotech, for those that don’t know what Robotech is let me give you an example of what Sony could do with this franchise. Think of giant mech robots like the ones featured in the movie Pacific Rim, mixed with the transforming capabilities of transformers and all of it is based in a futuristic setting in space with a complex sci-fi story backed with endless amounts of source material to work from. Sounds like a very lucrative franchise just ripe for the picking for Sony pictures!
In the next century, a reconfiguring fighter jet (think “Transformer” with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth ……thus spawning the creation of the Macross/Robotech franchise of comic books, Magna, anime cartoon series and now into a full length live action movie franchise!
In the what I assume will be in the style of Pacific Rim meets Transformers franchise, I would expect the visual effects to be top notch and mind-blowing. It is SONY we are talking about here but I believe that SONY can deliver a standout sci/fI action packed series of movies
Robotech movie will be overseen at Sony Pictures by Doug Belgrad, Michael De Luca, and Matthew Milam.
“Robotech is unique in that it has always been a marriage of spectacle with human characters that seem drawn from life. That’s why we are so excited to be working with Mark and Gianni as we move forward on this project. With a history that offers an epic love triangle, a renegade hero, and a world on the brink of extinction, Robotech offers a wide scope and a rich and impressive universe where the story possibilities are endless.” – De Luca said in a statement,
“When the rights to Robotech became available we jumped; Mark and I knew it had what big movies in today’s world must have if they want to grab everyone: insane visuals AND powerful themes, the characters in Robotech wrestle with both the destructive and redemptive powers of technology; nothing is more relevant today than that.” – said Nunnari
“Patience is a virtue. We at Harmony Gold have waited 30 years for the chips to fall in place. Finally they have, and finally our dreams have come true. I am sure that our fans and the public at large will be flabbergasted with what they will hear and see on the screen. Thank you Gianni, Mark, Ralph and above all, all of the Columbia Pictures people involved.” – Executive producer Frank Agrama of Harmony Gold, the original intellectual property rights holder
Frank Agrama was in charge of Harmony Gold licensed the Macross TV series for direct-to-video distribution in 1984, but their merchandising plans were compromised by Revell’s prior distribution of the Macross kits. In the end, both parties signed into a co-licensing agreement and the Robotech name which was adopted into the TV syndication of Macross.