Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have been brought on to write Robotech, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the anime classic, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Akiva Goldsman and Chuck Roven are producing with Tobey Maguire and Drew Crevello.
“Robotech” was a 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Prods. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.
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 an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots.
Lawrence Kasdan wrote a previous draft. Gough and Millar worked on The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Spider-Man 2, among other films, and were showrunners on TV’s “Smallville” for many years.