Move over comic book movies. Between”Transformers 4″ from Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg’s “Robopocalypse” still coming, a Gaiking adaption coming and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” looking like it might be the movie of the summer, robots seem to be a hot property in Hollywood. WB has now hired a director for “Robotech” based on the anime that Tobey Maguire has tried to get going for years. Director Nic Mathieu is WB’s choice. Now for the bad news. If the name sounds unfamiliar, here’s why: He’s only directed commercials.

Yep I just lost almost all hope for this film too.

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