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Sony Picks Up Rights to Live Action Robotech

These days, any Hollywood live action adaptation of Japanese animated properties, will automatically earn the scrutiny of viewers, as the string of failures (both in terms of shoddy products and projects that were consigned to development limbo) have already left a bad taste in people’s mouths.

However, it seems like Sony hasn’t been paying attention (or they’re extremely confident), as Variety has just reported that the studio has acquired the movie rights to Harmony Gold’s Robotech franchise (which in turn is just a Frankenstein localization of several Tatsunoko-produced mecha anime; Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA.) and they are allegedly planning to use the license for a live action movie.

Voltron and Robotech Crossover Scheduled for December

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Fans of mecha anime, particularly Western fans who were introduced to it in the 80s via localizations should get ready for December, as World Events Productions and Harmony Gold have partnered with Dynamite Entertainment in order to produce a comic series that will feature Voltron (Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV) and Robotech (Macross,Genesis Climber Mospeada, and Super Dimension Century Southern Cross).

The project will be discussed at NYCC Friday October 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Room 1A14 with representatives:

NYCC Interview: Harmony Gold’s Kevin McKeever for ROBOTECH

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Robotech Fans who attended the Robotech Industry Panel at the 2012 New York Comic-Con were given a brief rundown of all the current happenings at Harmony Gold and the associated licencees of Robotech Products.

Harmony Gold’s VP Of Marketing, Kevin McKeever, hosted the Robotech Panel and gave out Robotech prizes to fans who asked interesting questions during the Q & A portion of the panel.

A quick rundown of what is currently available and happening with Robotech:

    The original Robotech anime series from 1985 is now available in a complete DVD set from A&E Entertainment. You can get it at Amazon by going here.

    The live-action Robotech movie in development now with Warner Bros. and Tobey Maguire’s production company is still in the script-writing stage. Tobey Maguire is only a Producer, and will not be appearing in the film.

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