I know some people will think I am being too gloomy and I know Robotech was always shaped by American writers but I have never seen Hollywood do anything related to Anime that has not been a disaster, and given that Sony couldn't even handle a franchise as simple as Spider-Man without screwing it up the idea of them trying to bring something as complex as Robotech to the big screen just gives me a sinking feeling.
You just know they will keep the Japanese character names but then cast a bunch of young whiter then white Jersey Shore types because Asian actors are not allowed to be anything other then stereotypes straight out of World War 2 in Hollywood movies. Also I bet the dialog will be full of self aware humor and everyone will be joking in combat and all commentary on the horrors of war will be replace with "YEAH, THE AMERICAN MILITARY IS THE BEST, KILL ALL THOSE DEVILS WHO ARE NOT AMERICANS!! NOW LET'S HAVE A CHEESEBURGER WITH EXTRA LARD ON THE SIDE!" BS.
I am sorry if anyone thinks I am being too harsh but I just don't see any hope for this in the modern Hollywood studio franchise system and the fact that it is coming from the studio who could handle Spider-Man just fill me with more gloom.
I think the best we can hope for is that this will turn out like the live action Cowboy Beebop movie and it never happens.