Lawrence Kasdan, the noted screenwriter behind Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders Of The Lost Ark, has just had his name attached to Robotech. According to CHUD, Kasdan will be the new writer for the adaptation of the American cartoon based on three Japanes anime series.

The original cartoon of Robotech tells the story of a future Earth which comes under a series of alien invasions, and uses that alien technology to create transforming vehicles to fight back. The American series drew from three unconnected Japanese series, but somehow managed to make them into a coherent storyline.

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Robotech is set to be developed by Tobey Maguire's Maguire Entertainment for Warner Brothers.