Live Action Robotech!?!?!?!?

You’ve gotta be kidding me! I understand the live action Transformers movie.  As the 30 Somethings start to hold the reigns in Hollywood, movies start to reflect our nostalgia. I was totally into it. I saw it twice in the theater. 😀 What surprises me about the same being done with Robotech is the poor quality of the story, characters, and acting (one actress plays Lisa in ep 1, another most of the rest of the series, and a third in the final few). I watched the whole series in college for the first time and have the cartoons on DVD. The DVDs I have watched them of once. I read all 20 something books 4 times through in middle school, so I know the story line front, back, and sideways. I even read one of the comic books.

This is proof “the best media are the things encountered around the age of 12”. Paul said that last night.

Original title screen from the 1985 broadcast of Robotech
Original title screen from the 1985 broadcast of Robotech

Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire will produce and may star in a film based on the classic SF anime Robotech, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Brothers Pictures picked up the rights to Robotech, which features giant robots known as mechas. Maguire is producing through his Maguire Entertainment banner and is eyeing the lead role in what the studio plans as an SF franchise a la Paramount’s hit Transformers.

Drew Crevello also is producing through his Supercool Hollywood BigTime Productions. Craig Zahler has been tapped to write the screenplay.

The article has a description of the series.  Though IMDB’s Robotech plot summary is pretty good.