More Robot Warriors — “Robotech” has a director

“Transformers” really whetted Hollywood’s appetite for movies about gigantic fighting/flying bipeds.

But they don’t necessarily have to be Battle Bots with funny voices to qualify. Anime has a long tradition of soldiers/etc. inside gigantic fighting machines. “Pacific Rim” will have such gadgets battling dragons or some such this summer.

“Robotech” is an anime TV series adaptation that has been in feature film development for over five years. Warner Brothers hasn’t given up on it as it trudges through the development process.

Now THR says that they’ve line up a veteran of TV commercials — Nic Mathieu — to turn the 80s. vintage TV series into a movie.

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