Sunday, September 9, 2007

Robotech movie in the works. Sweet.

TORONTO -- After slipping on a mask for Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire might be slipping into a giant robot for "Robotech."

After a lengthy negotiation, Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the rights to bring anime classic "Robotech," which featured giant robots known as mechas, to the big screen. Maguire is producing through his Maguire Entertainment banner and is eyeing the lead role in what the studio plans on being a tentpole sci-fi franchise.

"We are very excited to bring 'Robotech' to the big screen," Maguire said. "There is a rich mythology that will be a great foundation for a sophisticated, smart and entertaining film."

1 comment:

Eutychus22 said...


Please don't suck.

Please don't suck.

I saw the sneak preview for Robotech: Shadow Chronicles and was appalled by what got picked up as "Robotech": big breasted heroines running around, shoddy battle-scenes, horrible dialogue, discontinuous story-line.

Just like with a lot of franchises that get "added-to," I really feel that a lot of the "fan-fiction" written that keeps the original writings as "canon" do a lot better at conveying the Robotech "universe" way better than what has been produced. Heck: the Palladium gaming system books I used to read 15 years ago do a lot better of keeping in sync w/the heart of the series...

[sorry...i'm reading all of these in reverse order]