News Lawrence Kasdan to Script Proposed Robotech Film
posted on 2008-06-16 03:50 EDT by Egan Loo
The Hollywood Reporter newspaper has confirmed (via Reuters) that Lawrence Kasdan has been hired to script the proposed film adaptation of the Robotech animated series. Kasdan's credits include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, and more recently, The Bodyguard and Dreamcatcher. Robotech was Harmony Gold's edited and rewritten adaptation of three separate anime science-fiction series: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada. The producers have yet to announce which, if any, of the three anime that the Warner Brothers project will most follow, or how it will deal with the copyright dispute between Harmony Gold's partner Tatsunoko Production and the creators of Macross (the most popular of the three anime).
No new word has been given on Craig Zahler, the writer originally assigned to the project. The newspaper reports that producers Akiva Goldsman (Lost in Space, I Am Legend, Hancock) and Charles Roven (Afro Samurai, Get Smart, The Dark Knight) are attached to the project. It also lists Matt Milam as one of the executives for Warner Brothers.