I just got a call from Devin, currently waiting to see Wanted, because he got a call from a good source about Lawrence Kasdan being the new writer for Robotech.

Wait. That movie is actually happening? We thought that was an established resident of pipe-dream rumorland. The last news was that Tobey Maguire’s Maguire Entertainment was developing the picture for Warner Brothers, and for a while there was a relatively unknown guy named Craig Zahler on script duties.

But Kasdan puts a whole new angle on it. Sure, he’s got Dreamcatcher lurking between now and when he wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, but bringing someone like him to the table means this could actually be happening. Be on the lookout for more details in a few days.

UPDATE: The trades have started to take the story. Thanks for the scoop credit, THR! Or not. Their coverage does at least include one (dismal) new piece of info: Akiva Goldsman has come on board as a producer, with Chuck Roven.