March 26, 2015 - Update
Variety has just posted that Sony just acquired the rights to one of my favorite story of all time. For those who don't know, just imagine a story which spans generations, a la Star Wars with blend of Independence Day, mixed with a little of Transformers. The question is: Can Sony pull this off?
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For those who don't know, Robotech is the father to Transformers, cousin to Star Wars. And just like Star Wars, it spans generations. Robotech, an anime cartoon which debut in the 80's is awesome story of love, tragedy and duty. I wrote a draft of this movie about 8 years ago just for fun because I loved the series so much. My log line went as follows: The fate of the human race lies in the hands of fearless soldiers and the Robotechnology of a alien Battleship, which is being hunted by gargantuan, warrior bred species.
Needless to say, I am ecstatic that the powers that be are pushing hard to make this movie a reality. Michael Gordon, the uber talented scribe who penned Zack Synder's 300 and GI Joe: Rise of Cobra is writing the script. If anyone can bring this anime classic to life it's Michael Gordon. (However, Mr. Gordon if you're reading this, I'd be more than happy to share my notes;-) Andy Muschietti is said to direct.