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Hawkeye Director Rhys Thomas To Direct Live-Action Robotech Movie

Disney+ Hawk Eye director Rhys Thomas was tapped to direct Sony’s live-action adaptation of the iconic ’80s animated franchise Robotech, Reporting on deadlines. Thomas was the lead director of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, which was met with both critical appraisal and high viewership.

Consisting of 85 episodes, the original Robotech The anime series is set in a future where humanity is under attack from fierce alien armies. To fight off the invaders, humans explore the wreckage of a fallen alien ship and develop giant mechs that can help defend the planet. You’re not entirely wrong if you think Pacific Rimas Guillermo del ToroThe cinematic universe of is inspired by classic Japanese mecha anime, including Robotech.

While Robotech was sold in the West as a single series, the show actually mixes three different Japanese anime: Macross Super Dimensional Fortress, Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Crossand Genesis Climber MOSPEADA. Since none of the original series reached the minimum of 65 episodes required by American syndicated television, producer Harmony Gold USA, in association with Tatsunoko Production, decided to grab three shows, re-edit them and record dialogue to make it a single franchise. The result is one of the most memorable animated series of the 80s, which helped make mecha stories popular in America.

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Due to the cross-section that led to the creation of Robotech, the live-action film adaptation has a lot of material they could use. The series deals with three subsequent alien invasions, one from each of the original shows that have been recut, meaning the film adaptation could also be aiming for sequels, should the first win over audiences. Besides the 85-episode show, the Robotech The franchise also has three animated films, dozens of comic books, novels, video games and even trading cards.

Thomas leads the Robotech film adaptation of a screenplay by Marcum & Hollowaywith a rewrite by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Before Thomas jumps on the Robotech train, the film was to be directed by This director Andres Muschietti. wonder woman co-author Jason Fuchs also originally had to write the Robotech script but apparently left the project with Muschietti. That’s reasonable, considering how early talk of the adaptation came out in 2017, with the project having remained quiet so far. Of course, everyone has a schedule that can’t wait endless years, especially Hollywood bigwigs, so the departure of the original director and screenwriter isn’t surprising.

There is still no release date for the Robotech film. However, with a new director officially announced, it shouldn’t take long for Sony to reveal more details about the project.


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