the film snob

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Robotech Coming to the Big Screen

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the rights to bring one of my favorite childhood shows, the anime classic Robotech to the big screen with Spider-Man franchise star Tobey Maguire producing and looking to star (grrrr).

Robotech takes place on an Earth of the future in which an alien spaceship has crashed on a South Pacific isle giving humankind the technology to build gigantic robotic battlebots. And it's a good thing too, because they must use them in order to fight off successive waves of alien invasions intent on retrieving the technology for themselves.

One of the inspirations for Transformers, Robotech, done right (i.e. minus anything that even remotely smells like Michael Bay) could be phenomenal.


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