Gough and Millar Pen Robotech Draft

“Smallville” creators and film scribes Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”) are set to pen a new draft of Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the 1980s anime classic “Robotech” says The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

The original Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Prods cartoon series 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.

Akiva Goldsman and Chuck Roven are producing with Tobey Maguire and Drew Crevello. Lawrence Kasdan (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”) wrote a previous draft.