With the success of Transformers, Hollywood is now thumbing through other popular giant robot cartoons from the '80s with plans to make them into big ol' movies. Voltron has already been acquired and now Spider-Man himself, Tobey Maguire, has announced he's picked up the rights to anime classic Robotech.
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 three successive waves of alien invasions. The first invasion concerns a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship's energy source known as "protoculture," and the planet's survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.
Maguire, WB attack the big screen with 'Robotech' [HollywoodReporter.com]