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Sarugaki 2007-09-10 04:23

Tobey Maguire to produce new Robotech/Macross movie
 
http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?id=43915

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Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire will produce and may star in a film based on the classic SF anime Robotech, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Brothers Pictures picked up the rights to Robotech, which features giant robots known as mechas. Maguire is producing through his Maguire Entertainment banner and is eyeing the lead role in what the studio plans as an SF franchise a la Paramount's hit Transformers.


Asai 2007-09-10 05:22

Wow. This could be... interesting. However, I expect it to be a dismal failure, if it pans out at all.

Kyomi 2007-09-10 10:12

Well normally anything japanese based, remade by hollywood wouldn't bring much hope in me, but perhaps this guy is nerdy enough to know what he's doing.

hooliganj 2007-09-10 11:24

Despite the thread title, the new movie is unlikely to feature anything from the Macross arc of Robotech, thanks to the numerous lawsuits surrounding the IP. If this happens at all, expect something based on the Mospeada or Southern Cross stories.

NightbatŪ 2007-09-10 14:29

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Originally Posted by Kyomi (Post 1140408)
Well normally anything japanese based, remade by hollywood wouldn't bring much hope in me, but perhaps this guy is nerdy enough to know what he's doing.

If he's anything like a Robotech fanboy

....May god have mercy on the Macross fans

Dromthefirst 2007-09-10 15:00

In short it will be rubbish toby maguire sucks ass just look at sea biscuit and spiderman they all sucked ass.

NightbatŪ 2007-09-10 17:35

and how are they gonna handle the licensing mess?
Big West still holds the rights to the designs, HG the 'western' distribution and merchandise

Asai 2007-09-10 20:16

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Originally Posted by NightbatŪ (Post 1140885)
and how are they gonna handle the licensing mess?
Big West still holds the rights to the designs, HG the 'western' distribution and merchandise

I think Warner Brothers know how to handle licensing, given the massive amount of films they've done over the years. You can't really expect one of the major studios to not know how to deal with it? If it says they've acquired the rights, then they know what they're doing.

Zu Ra 2008-12-10 13:44

I was searching for a movie thread came across this I was like O_O then :hyper-^v^:


This bring backs lot of nostalgic memories I vividly remember watching Robotech reruns on cable as a kid . Robotech incidentally happens to be the first anime I watched knowing its an anime . I have to Google this up to find any new info on this movie as this thread is over a year old .

P.S. : Sorry Toby for making you the butt on my jokes during the Spirderman Trilogy

Xellos-_^ 2008-12-10 14:48

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Originally Posted by NightbatŪ (Post 1140885)
and how are they gonna handle the licensing mess?
Big West still holds the rights to the designs, HG the 'western' distribution and merchandise

Big West is not that huge a problem. As for HG, WB could just buy the entire company. Probably cost less then then buying the license form them.

mg1942 2008-12-10 18:07

To appease the Macross fans, rename the movie to Robotech: The Macross Saga.

james0246 2008-12-10 18:18

Well, there are certain storylines that would make little to no sense in a live-action hollywood movie. Specifically, Minmay and her impact on the war. I can see the love triangle surviving in a Hollywood movie, even Minmay still being a pop idol, but her influence on the war with the Zentradi makes little to no sense, we only accepted it since the show was an anime, so suspension of disbelief is higher than a live-action film. I'm sorry, but no matter how you spin it, her singing having an impact on the war would not be an acceptable storyline for a new generation of sci-fi fan that watch the new Battlestar Galactica, in fact if a live-action Macross movie is made, expect it to be Battlestar Galatica on on a bigger ship with space-fighters that can transform into mechas. That being said, Macross Plus would make a better Hollywood movie.

Tiberium Wolf 2008-12-10 18:28

He should put Spears as Minmay then!

Shadow Kira01 2008-12-10 19:43

A live-action Macross movie.. If the CG and designs are similar to that of Transformers, then it shouldn't be that bad. If its low-budget, then it is better avoided. More over, which Robotech or Macross series will it be? Considering that it involves Lynn Minmey, I assume it is the original Macross anime or is it? There is already an anime movie of Macross Frontier to be released..

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Originally Posted by Tiberium Wolf (Post 2100616)
He should put Spears as Minmay then!

I don't agree. The legendary Lynn Minmey of Macross should be somebody else..

C.A. 2008-12-10 20:01

Only Iijima Mari can be Minmay, no one else in the world.

mg1942 2008-12-10 21:19

Any asian girl would be aight as Minmei, but I would prefer a Filipina girl:love:

james0246 2008-12-10 21:20

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Originally Posted by C.A. (Post 2100775)
Only Iijima Mari can be Minmay, no one else in the world.

Isn't she like 50 now? This is a live-action film after all...

If this movie were to be made, I would hope that they would hope that Minmaywould be an Asian/Hispanic teen (16-18), so as to balance the most probably white and older actor playing Misa (or, vice versa migth be interesting, minority-Misa, and a white Minmay, or maybe a minority Hikaru...).

C.A. 2008-12-10 21:25

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Originally Posted by james0246 (Post 2100897)
Isn't she like 50 now?

Heh, she's born in 1963, meaning 45 years old now. And because of Japanese genes, she still looks pretty young.

You can google and find out.

james0246 2008-12-10 21:26

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Originally Posted by C.A. (Post 2100903)
Heh, she's born in 1963, meaning 45 years old now. And because of Japanese genes, she still looks pretty young.

You can google and find out.

Why would I have to Google it, when I can simply annoy you and get you to answer my question for me :).

So, she is 45, and looks 30...still too old to be a teen starlet that sings the Zentradi into defeat/peace. Now, if Minmay were a comuputer generated character, sure I would agree with you, but not in a Hollywood film.

C.A. 2008-12-10 22:28

Well, my point is actually, no Iijima Mari, no Minmay lol. No one can ever live up to be Minmay except her.

And of course Hollywood will butcher the cast. Minmay will be any race except for Chinese.


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