I’ve always thought Macross would be a no-brainer as a cinematic franchise, and have been surprised producers don’t just go directly to the source material, seeing as how the version called Robotech is probably a legal-rights headache. The nostalgia value of that name may be what’s worth the most, though.
This guy Mathieu has literally nothing on his imdb page credit-wise, but is being sought after to do several major sci-fi films. After watching the video above, I’m not surprised.
If he can sell toys as well as he sells TVs in that spot (and cars, etc. in some of these other ones), he should be just fine for the studio. Now perhaps we should start worrying about story, since Akiva Goldsman is producing.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
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