Proposed Robotech Film Gets Two New Writers

posted on by Egan Loo

The Hollywood Reporter newspaper reports that Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have signed onto the proposed film adaptation of the Robotech animated series. Gough and Millar co-wrote Spider-Man 2, Herbie Fully Loaded, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and they also produced the first seven seasons of the Smallville television series. 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).

Gough and Millar will be the third writer team to be attached to the film. Craig Zahler was the originally assigned writer, but no new word has been given on his status on the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence Kasdan wrote a draft, but Gough and Millar were recruited to "bring action and geek cred to the table."

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