Friday, September 07, 2007

Tobey Maguire to jump into a different kind of super suit.

And by suit, I mean one of these:

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The Hollywood Reporter writes that Tobey Maguire dropped a chunk of his Spider-Man and Sea-Biscuit cash for the film rights to the anime series Robotech. Not to be confused with Battletech, Exo Squad, Gundam, or Neon Genesis Evangeleon, the property depicts the future of Earth and the human race wherein mankind must enter these giant-sized, robotic body puppets to fend off a massive alien invasion. Some screenwriter I've never heard of was hired, and Maguire will produce and most likely star in this film for Warner Brothers.

HR's Boris Kit made the obvious connection between this film and last summer's rancid box-office smash, Transformers. Bay's film did gross over $300 million, but that's not the only reason I think this is a good idea. Tobey is a short, 37-year-old guy who looks like a kid; if he was smart, he would buy-up the rights to all properties featuring characters who get inside gigantic robotic suits to blind audiences to this fact. On top of that, he also kinda looks like an anime guy.

What do you guys think? I just hope they'll keep the art direction on this simple - the machines on Robotech look cool enough, so there's really no reason to overhaul their design.


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