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Lawrence Kasdan, the guy responsible for Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, has been hired to adapt Robotech for the live action flick starring Tobey Maguire.

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 centers on a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship’s energy source known as “protoculture,” and the planet’s hope for survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.

Wicked cool giant robots battling aliens from another world in a live action format could really really rock if done right, otherwise it could devolve into another Robot Jox.

via THR

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Stephen Schleicher

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3 Comments

  1. June 16, 2008 at 9:39 am — Reply

    Robot Jox was the BALLS. I loved that movie when I was a kid. Last year I revisited the Robotech Macross Saga and found it to be entirely unwatchable. Rick Hunter is a douche.

  2. Rodrigo
    June 16, 2008 at 9:45 am — Reply

    Robotech was formative for me, I watched all three seasons and loved the first and third especially. Later on someone told me that they were not, in fact, the same show, but three separate shows brought together by the American distributor. This did not alter my fondness for the series.

    I hope Lin Minmei is less annoying in the movie than in the show though

  3. June 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    Oh I totally hoped that MinMei would have bought the farm when she and Rick got lost in the SDF-1.

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