With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opening the floodgates for mecha adaptations, it was only a matter of time before Robotech found a home. The animated Japanese series has been in development since 2007, but is now reportedly set up at Warner Bros. with commercials director Nic Mathieu in negotiations to helm. Numerous screenwriters have been involved with the project before, but this is the first time a director is in talks with the studio. Producers embarked on a search for a director who could bring the 80s series into modern times. Needless to say, this is a big win for Mathieu and big news for Robotech fans. Hit the jump for more.