Andy Muschietti, who directed the upcoming film version of Stephen King’s It, has been tapped to develop and direct the studio’s adaptation of the Robotech anime featuring giant armored warriors, THR reports.
Robotech is a sprawling sci-fi epic that takes place in a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology of an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island. The technology comes in handy when the humankind has to fend off a wave of alien invasions.
Interestingly, Sony previously courted Insidious and Conjuring‘s James Wan to direct the potential franchise before the filmmaker committed to Aquaman.
Muschietti’s creative partner Barbara Muschietti will join Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the project, which is based on 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Japan’s Tatsunoko Productions.
Muschietti got his start in horror – he made his English-language debut with the surprise hit Mama – and is awaiting the September release of It from New Line. The filmmaker recently came on board to direct the pilot for Hulu’s television series adaptation of the Joe Hill comic book, “Locke and Key”.