Robotech movie?!

It looks like Tobey Maguire (of Spiderman fame) will produce (and may star in) a film based on 80’s cartoon series Robotech. Yay!

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Man I hope it’s better than the Transformers movie. I think that would be a given though; There is a lot more character and depth in the Robotech story… and it doesn’t involve giant robots from outer space… well, not in the same sense… Here’s a blurb from the article:

A 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.

Well that describes the first series. I can’t imagine that they would be planning a one-off movie; they have to be aiming for a trilogy. I just hope they don’t baulk at making another one after making the second movie (which will be crap if based on the second Robotech series…)

I’m sure you can find many more opinions and details on the Robotech.com forums.

Via this post on Slashdot. Image from Wikipedia.

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