Gough, Millar out to save mankind as 'Robo'-scribes


Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have been drafted to pen "Robotech," Warner Bros.' adaptation of the anime series.

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.

"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.

Lawrence Kasdan wrote a previous draft. Warners is intent on keeping the project moving forward.

Gough and Millar, repped by WMA, worked on "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" and "Spider-Man 2" and were showrunners on TV's "Smallville."

Frank Agrama of rights-holder Harmony Gold is executive producing "Robotech," as is Jason Netter. (partialdiff)