According to CHUD’s sources, screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan is writing the big screen live-action adaptation of Robotech. For those of you who don’t know, Kasdan is the guy who wrote Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark. What we do know for sure, Warner Bros and Maguire Entertainment are developing the project as a starring vehicle for Tobey Maguire. When the project was first announced back in September, Craig Zahler, a virtual unknown, was attached to pen the screenplay. Kasdan is an epic screenwriter for this epic sci-fi adaptation.
Robotech refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island. With this technology, Earth developed giant robotic machines or mecha (many of which were capable of transforming into vehicles) to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions. At the time of its broadcast, Harmony Gold also launched Robotech through a popular line of comics to be followed by novels, role-playing games, video games, comic books, toys, and other consumer products.
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The list of the directors rumored to be involved with the remake of Clash of the Titans has included Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City). The screenplay was penned by screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan, you know, the guy who wrote Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark. And finally tonight, Warner Bros has announced the big name director attached to the project:
You know, the guy who directed the horrible 2003 adaptation of Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Yeah, I had no idea either. He also directed the original comic book adaptation of Blade, which was good (but not great).
The good news is that Norrington has a huge background in creature efects, which will serve a movie filled with with mythical creatures well. The bad news is, well, Steve Norrington is directing Clash of the Titans.
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Lawrence Kasdan has been hired to write a remake of the 1981 cult classic Clash of the Titans for Warner Bros.
Kasden was a legendary screenwriter whose credits included Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Big Chill. The once great screenwriter has had a run of bad luck in the last ten years, turning out two films (and only two films) that were less than successful Mumford and Dreamcatcher. It’s exciting to imagine that Kasden will make a huge comeback (both creatively and financially) with this one.
The original Desmond Davis film was an adaptation of the myth of Perseus which told his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster in order to save the Princess Andromeda. The movie is famous for its use of Ray Harryhausen’s stop motion animated creates.
Travis Beacham (Killing on Carnival Row), John Glenn & Travis Wright penned previous drafts. The project has been in development for almost exactly one year.