Tobey Maguire is reported to be producing and in consideration for the leading role in the Warner Bros. big screen adaptation of Robotech.
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.
It’s no surprise the WB is ready to tackle Robotech. The amazing $311 million brought in by Transformers has the studios scrambling for 1980s toys and shows to
rape our youth draw inspiration from for the big bucks. Can’t say I was ever a fan of Robotech – I can say the same thing about Transformers and G.I. Joe – but I saw the robots in disguise movie, so I imagine I’d see a Robotech movie too.