Developments on Live Action Robotech

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Developments on Live Action Robotech

Mania.com reports that novelist and UK TV writer Tom Rob Smith is the new writer on live action Robotech being developed by Tobey Maguire, Akiva Goldsman, Charles Rovenand Jason Netter. Other writers who had been attached to the Robotech script include Lawrence Kasdan and Alfred Gough & Miles Millar.

From the Mania report

Smith is best known for his 2008 breakout novel "Child 44", about a series of child murders in Russia circa 1950. The book won several awards and the film rights were quickly snapped up as a vehicle for Ridley Scott to direct. His follow-up book, "The Secret Speech" was released last month.

Although he's a relative newcomer to Hollywood, our sources tell us that Smith's previous writing impressed the 'Robotech' filmmakers. "He had a very clear vision for the material that seemed to fit the collective group's vision for the property," a source close to the project said.​

Robotech is an English localized animated series constructed by concatenating Tatsunoko's sci-fi mecha series The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada. The Macross series, featuring young pilot's Rick Hunter involvement in a war between humanity and the giant alien Zentraedi, is Robotech most popular chapter, but also the most legally contentious. Disputes between sponsor Big West, producer Tatsunoko Pro and logalizer Harmony Gold have prevented Macross entries such as the animated movie Do You Remember Love? from being released in North America.

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