We know over the last 10 years or so Hollywood has really amped up their production of reboots and other older famous franchises that hadn’t yet been made into movies. I thought we’d take take a look at 4 different properties that have been announced but are currently languishing in production hell.
Rights Acquired: 2007
I’m a big Robotech fan, specifically the Macross Saga (the first 36 episodes of the American series). To briefly sum it up America took 3 different Japanese TV shows and cut them up and reedited them to make 3 distinct stories across different generations of an Earth conflict. The Macross Saga involves an alien craft that lands on Earth and lies dormant for decades until a different alien race finally tracks it down and wages war on our planet. It’s a surprisingly touching cartoon for the 80’s (which clearly means its Japanese) that shows the horrors and real life effects of war and love during a time of conflict. Plus really, really cool human piloted planes that transform into robots.
If it isn’t obvious by now, I have a thing for old school Nintendo. I’m no stranger to nerd art either. In some cases those worlds collided in such a glorious way, in fact it happened a lot in the 8 bit era. Perhaps you recall the booklet from The Legend Of Zelda or maybe Mario 3 is more your style. Regardless, the art shown on the covers and booklets of Nintendo games were much more important then. It really helped conjure up a world and give you a feeling of what you were about to get into. Today we are going to highlight the original Castlevania series for the NES featuring the cover art of of the first three games.
I don’t even want to get into how incredibly spooky and awesome this first picture is. I’m pretty sure Arthur Harkness would get this tattooed on his back if he could.