June 16th, 2008
Veteran screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, and Clash of the Titans remake) has been hired to write the movie screenplay for Robotech. On board as producers for Warner Brothers anime adaptation are Tobey Maguire’s Maguire Entertainment, Drew Crevello (The Grudge 2), and Akiva Goldsman (Hancock & I Am Legend). Tobey Maquire is rumored to have the lead role as Rick Hunter. We will let you know as we find out more information about Robotech. Let’s see if any Asians or Asian Americans will be cast for the movie.
If you don’t know what Robotech is here’s a quick summary:
ROBOTECH is the critically acclaimed 85-episode animated series about mankind’s first contact with warring alien races, and the use of alien technology to defend Earth. The series was broken into three chapters, “The Macross Saga”, “The Robotech Masters”, and “The New Generation”. Released in 1985, ROBOTECH was the first anime (Japanese animation) series that many fans had seen, and is often accredited as the cause of the anime fandom that continues to grow today in the United States.
Watch the Robotech opening sequence from the 1980′s cartoon
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