Aus den "Battletech"-Romanen, die wiederum aus den zahlreichen Regelwerken, Handbüchern und Spielhilfen der entsprechenden Strategie-, Rollen- und Computerspiele hervorgegangen sind, entstand bislang lediglich die kurzlebige Zeichentrick-Serie "Battletech" (1994-95)...
Dean Devlin plante einen "Mech Warrior"-Kinofilm, bislang noch ohne Ergebnis...
Veteran screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan has been hired to write "Robotech," Warner Bros.' adaptation of the anime classic.
Additionally, Akiva Goldsman and Chuck Roven are boarding the project as producers, joining 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.
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 three successive waves of alien invasions. The first invasion centers on a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship's energy source known as "protoculture," and the planet's hope for survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.
Frank Agrama of rights-holder Harmony Gold will exec produce as will Jason Netter.
Crevello and Maguire brought the project to Warners in September.
Matt Reilly and Matt Milam overseeing for Warners.
"Robotech" extends Kasdan's return to the fantasy genre that began last year when he was tapped to pen the "Clash of the Titans" remake for Warners and Thunder Road. Kasdan wrote the screenplays for "Return of the Jedi," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" before penning such works as "The Big Chill" and "Grand Canyon."
Laut CHUD schreibt Lawrence Kasdan an einem "Robotech"-Drehbuch...
Hollywood Reporter meldet...
Dean Devlin will produce a movie based on the best-selling "Mech Warrior" video games. Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to option the property from Wiz Kids, a Seattle-based game company, for Devlin's Electric Entertainment, which will develop a screenplay that Devlin will produce. "Whether I write the script or help with the script or direct, I'm crazy about the material, and this is a real passion project for me," Devlin said. He said "Eight Legged Freaks," which he produced for $30 million last year, was an experiment in putting almost all of a film's budget into special effects. Similarly, he said his intention with "Mech Warrior" is to make it look like a $150 million movie while spending less than $100 million. "The type of CG we'd use for this movie, in which warriors battle in giant mechanized suits of armor, would be much easier to create than spiders," he said. "We had 200 CG shots in 'Freaks,' and I think we could get a lot more out of this film."
sueddeutsche.de titelt "Microsoft sucht Partner"...
[22.05.2001] Mechforce Germany erhielt von Foundation Imaging, die Bestätigung, dass eine "Battletech" TV-Serie in Arbeit ist...
[14.05.2001] Trek Today meldet...
Voyager visual effects company Foundation Imaging announced today it will be developing a MechWarrior television series together with Original Series writer Dorothy C. Fontana.
MechWarrior will be a one-hour live-action series, but will also feature computer-generated effects similar to those seen in shows such as Roughnecks: The Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel. It will be based on the popular role-playing game franchise in which players do battle with massive walking combat robots.
One of the creative talents behind the show will be Dorothy (D.C.) Fontana, who co-wrote Star Trek episodes such as the Original Series' 'This Side of Paradise', TNG's 'Encounter at Farpoint' and DS9's 'Dax.' She is currently working on the upcoming 'Star Trek: Bridge Commander' game. "With Dorothy committed, the series will have great characters, romance, political intrigue and high powered action," said Foundation's Paul Bryant, who will be one of the executive producers of the series. "It's Romeo and Juliet in space."
The new series will chronicle the lives of two intergalactic princes as they are forced to work together to repel the return of banished marauders at the edge of the galaxy. [...]
[03.05.1999] Coming Attractions meldet...
The creator of BattleTech is Jordan Weisman, not Jonathan Wiseman as we originally reported, and we've changed that on this page. According to our scooper the latest script was written by Christopher Kubasik, a Chicago writer who has written several paperbacks for FASA/ROC's line of BattleTech and Shadowrun line of novels. Our scooper says the BattleTech project has been lying low recently, but with Microsoft's recent purchase of FASA Interactive, the idea of a BattleTech movie may be closer to seeing the light of day.
[16.03.1999] Coming Attractions meldet...
Our scooper sent along word to us that Jonathan Wiseman, creator of the Battletech computer games has been assigned by an unknown studio to co-write a script based on this sci-fi universe. Other than that small morsel of intel we've got nothing else to go on.
DVD & Video
FanPro's Official Classic BattleTech Website
Umfangreiche, englischsprachige Infos...
BattleTech.info - The official German Resource
Umfangreiche, deutschsprachige Infos, u.a. mit weiterführenden Links...
Reinhold Mai & Christoph Nick
Battletech - Die Welt des 31. Jahrhunderts
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Original Video Game Soundtrack
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