Tobey Maguire is set to play a giant robot in his new movie.Tobey will also produce 'Robotech', which is based on an 80s Japanese cartoon TV series about a group of robots known as mechas, and is currently considering taking the lead role.He said: "We are very excited to bring 'Robotech' to the big screen. There is a rich mythology that will be a great foundation for a sophisticated,smart and entertaining film."The futuristic film is set at a time when Earth has developed robots using technology found on an alien space craft that crashed on a South Pacific island.Humans then use the massive machines to defend themselves against a series of alien invasions.The screenplay will be penned by first-time writer Craig Zahler, and WarnerBros. Pictures - who have picked up the rights to the film - are reportedly hoping to turn it into a money-spinning franchise.'Robotech' follows a current trend in Hollywood for robot movies.'Transformers' took the world box office by storm this summer, while 'Voltron' - a film based on a 80s Japanese animated TV series about giant machines - is also in the pipeline.


Anonymous said…
If you see the original series: Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, you will Hate Robotech.
Robtech, is a insulte to Macross, and Carl Maceck, is a thief...
The true: Macross has at least 5 secuels, including the last one, Macross Frontier.
Robo has just 2: The Sentinels, and Shadow Chronicles, and two sucks.