Maguire swings from Spider-Man to robots
No doube inspird by the worldwide blockbuster success of TRANSFORMERS, actor Tobey Maguire has signed on to produce a live-action, feature film version of ROBOTECH, an ’80s anime series. Maguire will probably also play the lead role in the production, which is being handled by Warner Brothers.
“We are very excited to bring ROBOTECH to the big screen,” Maguire said. “There is a rich mythology that will be a great foundation for a sophisticated, smart, and entertaining film.
Although it originated as a Japanese anime, ROBOTECH is, in a sense, an American creation, a combination of three heavily re-edited and re-dubbed series. The result was a popular tale of human using alien technology to build giant robots to repell futher alien invasions.