As an adult I’m not sure how excited I can get at the idea of a Robotech movie, but the kid version of me who watched all 85 episodes (spread across three different eras) repeatedly is more than a little curious. After kicking up some dust in 2007 with Tobey Maguire attached to produce (and presumably star) the big-screen version of this intergalactic saga has been percolating for quite some time. While the project has pretty much always been at Warner Bros., people like A Beautiful Mind scribe Akiva Goldsman and The Empire Strikes Back writer Lawrence Kasdan have tried and failed to get it off the ground in the ensuing years. A few years ago it looked like Nic Mathieu might helm the project.
But now Hollywood Gang, another production company on the Warners lot run by Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari, is taking a crack at it. Per Deadline, they want Mama‘s Andy Muschietti to develop (and I’m guessing direct) the material.
I liked Mama so hopefully he’s the right choice. But will the big screen Robotech have the courage to blow up earth like the TV series once did (see below) on weekday mornings? Only time will tell!