Thursday, February 05, 2015

Robotech Film Gets Going Again

"300" and "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" scribe Michael Gordon will craft the screenplay for the big-budget film adaptation of the 1980s anime franchise "Robotech" says Deadline.

The story 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.

The original "Robotech" was a re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.

The idea for a film  has been in around since 2007 with Lawrence Kasdan, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar all contributing to the earlier screenplay. Folks like Akiva Goldsman Tobey Maguire Matthew Plouffe, Joby Harold Nic Mathieu and Tory Tunnell

Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton will produce the pic and with Argentine filmmaker AndrĂ©s Muschietti (Mama) its potential director.

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