Robotech (TBA)

Tobey Maguire
Director: TBA

U.S. Opening Date: TBA


Based on the sprawling sci-fi epic, Robotech takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions. The first invasion concerns a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship's energy source known as protoculture, and the planet's survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.

Robotech was an animated series during the 1980s from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Productions.

Lawrence Kasdan, the noted screenwriter behind Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Arkwill be the new writer for the adaptation of the American cartoon based on three Japanse anime series. (The original American series drew from three unconnected Japanese series, but somehow managed to make them into a coherent storyline.)

Tobey Maguire is producing through his Maguire Entertainment for Warner Bros and is apparently eyeing the lead role.


More ‘Eighties nostalgia! The original series ran 85 episodes and did a lot to popularize anime outside Japan. Today Robotech is fondly remembered today by twentysomethingers who watched it as kids. But will mainstream audiences go for another giant robot series?


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