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Robotech movie to be written by Wonder Woman's Jason Fuchs

Shamus Kelley Sep 13, 2017

The co-writer of this summer's smash hit Wonder Woman will be space folding into the Robotech franchise.

The Robotech movie just gained one hell of a super boost. Deadline reports that Jason Fuchs, credited for co-writing the story for Warner Bros' recent Wonder Woman film with Zach Snyder and Allan Heinsberg, is on board to write the Sony feature film based on the cult 80s anime series.

Besides Wonder Woman, Fuchs has also notably written Ice Age: Continental Drift and Pan.

Back in July when Andy Muschietti was attached to the project as director, no writer had been assigned but Sony was confidant he'd find someone. With Fuchs now on board the project can hopefully start moving forward. The film has been in development for quite a long time with various writers and directors attached, including James Wan before Muschietti was brought on.

With Fuchs' Wonder Woman
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Robotech takes off with new director

Shamus Kelley Jul 18, 2017

The Robotech movie will now be directed by It helmed Andy Muschietti...

The Robotech movie just got a new infusion of protoculture. Andy Muschietti, director of the upcoming film version of It, has been set to take over Sony's adapation of the cult anime franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Muschietti will not only be directing but also has been tapped to develop the feature.

Barbara Muschietti joins Muschietti, alongside Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the movie.

Sony picked up the rights to Robotech back in 2015 and had originally attached James Wan to direct the franchise (he's busy with Aquaman right now, though). Currently, the Robotech film has no writer, but Sony believes the Muschiettis will find someone. According to THR, "the project is a high priority for the studio and it is moving quickly."

Muschietti began his career in horror films, making his English language debut with Mama.
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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1987

From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...

Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.

What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction
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Robotech: its knotty history, and earlier movie attempts

As the Robotech film moves ahead, we look at the anime's history, knotty rights issues, cultural impact, and earlier failed film attempts.

"In the year 1999, high above Macross island in the South Pacific, a phenomenal event occurred in the skies which altered the cause of human history..."

With a blaze of animated light, a huge alien space craft bursts through Earth's atmosphere and collides with a city, reducing its buildings to atoms in an instant.

That dramatic opening heralded the arrival of Robotech - and American television had never seen anything quite like it. Here was animated show which told a sprawling saga set across multiple epochs, full of alien invaders and exotic transforming robots. Its characters seemed low-key and somehow real; there were brave pilots, nervy new-recruits, romances and love triangles. There was action, but also comedy, tragedy and pathos. It even provided a generous helping of bubblegum pop music.
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The shows & films that made Britain fall in love with anime

From Marine Boy and Thundercats to Cities Of Gold and Akira, we look at the TV shows and movies that introduced the UK to Japanese anime

One evening in 1994, the BBC screened a documentary simply called Manga. Presented by Jonathan Ross, it showcased the rising popularity of Japanese animation, largely focusing on the output of Manga Entertainment, whose dubbed VHS releases had made a huge impact on anime fans and caused a certain amount of consternation among the mainstream press.

For British viewers, the anime boom took a long time to arrive. In America, Japanese shows like Kimba The White Lion, Gigantor and Astro Boy were a common sight on television in the 1960s, yet it took until the late 70s and 80s, and a string of European-Japanese co-productions, before anime finally began to find a hold on UK television.

As a youngster at the time, I didn't necessarily know
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300 and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra screenwriter to pen Robotech movie

A big screen adaptation of Robotech has been in various stages of development for the best part of a decade, and it now looks like the movie version of the classic 80s anime series is finally moving forward.

According to Deadline, 300 and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra screenwriter Michael Gordon has signed on to write the feature, which is being produced by Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari. A director is yet to be secured, but the report goes on to state that the producers are keen on Mama helmer Andres Muschietti, who is also attached to the video game adaptation Shadow of the Colossus.

The sci-fi franchise launched in 1985, with Harmony Gold USA editing together content from three Japanese anime series in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada. It spawned the theatrical release Robotech: The Movie in 1986, and was followed by several direct-to-video releases,
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Blu Monday: Audrey & Sophia

Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Boccaccio ’70 (1962)

Synopsis: Four legendary filmmakers direct some of Europe’s biggest stars in Boccaccio ’70, a landmark anthology film. Mario Monicelli (Big Deal on Madonna Street), Federico Fellini (8½), Luchino Visconti (The Leopard) and Vittorio De Sica (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) direct Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider and more through four stories of unashamed eros. Modeled on Boccaccio’s Decameron, they are comic moral tales about the hypocrisies surrounding sex in 1960s Italy. Monicelli’s “Renzo e Luciana” (cut out of the original American release) is a frothy tale of young love and office politics in the big city. Fellini’s notorious “Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio” features Ekberg as a busty model in a milk advertisement whose image begins to haunt an aging prude. Visconti’s “Il Lavoro” stars Romy Schneider as a trophy wife enduring her husband’s very public affairs,
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