Commercials Director Nic Mathieu Attached To Live Action ROBOTECH

Andrew Mack, Contributing Writer
The long gestating Warner Bros. Robotech project has its first director attached to the project. I only say it that way because the screenplay has changed hands so many times,  why not simply accept that commercials director Nic Mathieu could be one of many names attached to it by the time cameras start rolling? There is, of course, no safe bet, as the transition from short films and commercials to full fledged features has proven difficult for some (Carl Rinsch anyone?) . 

Mathieu, like others before him, has proven adept at fusing terrific CG effects with live action elements, as you can see below in one of his commercials. And with giant robot movies Pacific Rim and Transformers 4 being the action cinema du jour this year, it should be easier for WB to get this project up and running. But before Mathieu has a chance to fend off the Zentradi invasion force, WB has other plans for him...

Warners already has shown it has plenty of faith in the burgeoning filmmaker: He is attached to direct The Wind, a David Keopp-written sci-fi project that the studio picked up in spring 2012 after being dazzled by his impressive presentation. Mathieu also is attached to direct The Story of Your Life, an alien drama being produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps.


If Mathieu can get initiated into the studio system on those films and survive, I would be more comfortable with him handling the franchise that meant a lot to me even before Transformers hit television screens. We shall see.
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  • ColinJ

    That commercial is pretty spectacular.

    Granted, it's been many, many years since I watched ROBOTECH but I remember it being pretty sophisticated and character-driven for a kid's cartoon.

    Hopefully this guy can a great movie from a great bit of source material and not 'Shyamalan' it.

  • Tana Sarnt

    Would be good news for the RLAM to keep moving. I'm an actor
    that's been on a Robotech mission! www.projectrobotech.com

  • moneenerd

    Bring it on. And call it MACROSS.

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