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By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 18, 2008 |


This is a lot of geek, folks. More, really, than my tiny brain can comprehend without rejecting me. The crux of it is this: There will be a Robotech movie. And if you have no idea what Robotech is, don’t worry. You’re not alone, although it might just be me and you, buddy.

Robotech, according to Wikipedia, is (Warning: Language May Not Be Suitable to Laypeople):

Robotech is a science fiction franchise that was launched by an 85-episode adaptation of three different anime television series. Within the combined and edited story, Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island. With this technology, Earth developed giant robotic machines or mecha (many of which were capable of transforming into vehicles) to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions.

You catch any of that? No? Me neither. It’s all Greek geek to me (haha kill me dead). Although I don’t know shit about Robotech, I do know who Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are. They wrote such classics as, Shanghai Noon! Herbie Full Loaded! The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor! and the television series, “Smallville.” They are also rewriting the script for Robotech because apparently Lawrence Kasdan’s original script wasn’t good enough. And who wouldn’t prefer a script from the guys who wrote Herbie: Fully Loaded over a man with three Oscar nominations for best writing, not to mention the fact he wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark. That’s just the sort of thing you could expect from exec producer Tobey Maguire, the brains behind that idea. Clearly, he’s planning an emo Robotech, if that’s even possible. Can mecha be emo?

I am so out of my depth.

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