According to the Hollywood Reporter, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and TV's Smallville) have signed on to write the script for the upcoming Robotech Live Action Movie.
What we would like to know is what happened to Lawrence Kasdan's (Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back) draft? Did he just write the first draft? Were Gough and Millar brought on to spice things up on a more contemporary level? Will veritech fighters wear capes now? Join us as we speculate.
It seems that the first draft of the Robotech Live Action Movie script that was penned by Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back) will now be succeeded by a second draft by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and TV's Smallville).
For starters this is what was released today on the Hollywood Reporter News:
Big-screen 'Robotech' lands scribes
Alfred Gough, Miles Millar to pen adaptation
Nov 17, 2008, 12:00 AM ETAlfred Gough and Miles Millar have been drafted to pen "Robotech," Warner Bros.' adaptation of the anime classic.
Akiva Goldsman and Chuck Roven are producing with Tobey Maguire and Drew Crevello.
"Robotech" was a 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Prods. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.
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 an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots.
Lawrence Kasdan wrote a previous draft. Warners is intent on keeping the project moving forward, and Gough and Millar bring action and geek cred to the table. The WMA-repped duo worked on "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" and "Spider-Man 2," among other films, and were showrunners on TV's "Smallville" for many years.
Frank Agrama of rights-holder Harmony Gold is executive producing "Robotech," as is Jason Netter.