I just about did my own Fokker’s feint when I read that Toby Maguire, something something… OMFG THERE’S A ROBOTECH MOVIE IN THE WORKS?
Yahoo News tells it:
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.
The article says that “The $686 million worldwide box office success of “Transformers” has inspired other studios to assemble giant robot movies.” proving there may at last be one good thing to come out of that confusing Michael Bay crapfest.
This story may be a little premature, as IMDB doesn’t list the movie in Maguire’s actor filmography. Still, The Hollywood Reporter and MovieWeb are reporting that Warner Bros. has just bought the film rights, so there’s nothing to stop me from getting a giant nerd boner over the possibility of a big-screen Robotech!
For more, you can join the discussion over at the Robotech.com official site.
Robotech was my most beloved series as a kid, and the epic story would translate well to the big screen. Plus the dizzying dogfights between transforming fighter jets and giant alien invaders doesn’t hurt, either.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I… I have to go lie down.