According to Variety, Andy Muschietti is the latest director to be attached to the long-in-the-works movie version of anime series Robotech. This comes after previous director James Wan dropped out to work on Aquaman. Muschietti’s creative partner Barbara Muschietti along with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton will produce the project. Robotech is based on the 80s anime television series produced by Harmony Gold USA in association with Tatsunoko Production.
Robotech was adapted from three original and unrelated Japanese anime series (Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada). New dialogue had to be written for it all to make sense. The series began airing in 1985 and ran for 85 episodes. Robotech tells the story of an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island and with its advanced technology (Robotechnology ), Earth is able to develop gigantic jets that transform into robots. These robots are used to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions. Though a bit of a frankenstein creation, Robotech found success inspiring various film and television sequels, video games, comics and books.
Muschietti broke onto the scene with his horror hit “Mama” in 2013. Fans can next catch him directing the film adaption of Stephen King’s “It” set to premiere on September 8, 2017.