Tobey Maguire and Warner Bros. will be producing a live-action adaptation of the classic anime series ROBOTECH, reports the trades. Maguire looks to star in the potential blockbuster as well as produce via his Maguire Ent. production co.
The 1980's mecha series was produced by Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Prods. The sci-fi series followed Earth's use of alien technology to engineer giant robots to help fight various alien invasions.
Craig Zahler (THE BRIGANDS OF RATTLEBORGE) has been hired to pen the script. Maguire will be joined in the producing ranks by Supercool Hollywood BigTime Prods.'s Drew Crevello and Jason Netter. Harmony Gold's Frank Agrama is the exec producer. Matthew Reilly will oversee for Warners while Daniel Shafer will do the same for Maguire Ent.