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 you had told me when I was a kid that I would acquire such a deep sadness for the state of movies, I would have called you crazy. Now though, I don’t know what to believe. There seems to be this abnormal state that has befallen our beloved Hollywood past time, and things have been getting progressively stranger and stranger. I know you have all noticed it, and I know that you have all cringed or groaned or even gotten verbally upset with the current state of affairs in Hollywood, but all logical thought has pointed our fingers to the same conclusion; Hollywood has stopped caring.