The Losers Director Considering Robotech Movie

With The Losers ready to hit theaters later this month, director Sylvain White has expressed his interest in helming an adaptation of the classic Robotech animated series.

“Well, [‘Robotech’ is] not a project that’s greenlit,” related White during an appearance at last weekend’s WonderCon (via Sci-Fi Wire). “It’s a great cult series. When it came out, I actually saw it in France, growing up. I saw it in French. It’s a pretty amazing cartoon. And I’m hoping it’s going to come to fruition.”

“I read a draft that’s really good,” continued White. “I’m interested in doing it, but the project is not fast tracked or anything like that, so there’s no official thing. There’s no deal… They sent me a draft. I liked it. It’s a work in progress.”

“Robotech” was created in 1985 as a fusion of three separate Japanese anime series — “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross,” “The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross” and “Genesis Climber Mospeada” — that chronicled Earth’s defense from three extraterrestrial invasions over the course of several generations. The “Robotech” mecha — giant robots which used modular transformations — were extremely popular and remain influential today.

Back in 2008, Tobey Maguire — one of the producers attached to “Robotech” — tapped “Smallville” creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar to write the screenplay. Previously, Lawrence Kasdan (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) had also written a draft of “Robotech.”

British author Tom Rob Smith is also currently attached to adapt “Robotech,” taking over for Gough and Millar.

One Response to “The Losers Director Considering Robotech Movie”

  1. Space Crafty says:

    Whoever ends up being the Director, they should consider casting this guy:


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