As of November 2007, Warner Bros. has plans to fast-track a movie based on 1980's anime series, Robotech. Maguire is producing the film through his Maguire Entertainment banner and is eyeing the lead role of Rick Hunter in what the studio plans on being a tentpole sci-fi franchise. "We are very excited to bring 'Robotech' to the big screen", Maguire said. "There is a rich mythology that will be a great foundation for a sophisticated, smart and entertaining film...". The decision was said to have been made due to the enormous success of the Transformers film adaptation, which grossed $690 million dollars during the summer of 2007.