According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has finally settled on a new director for their adaptation of Robotech. It seems that Andy Muschietti (Mama, It) will take on the popular science fiction property and will help the producing team of Gianni Nunori, Mark Canton, and Barbara Muschietti locate a writer for it. According to THR, this film is a high priority for the studio and is expected to come together quickly.
This is a project that has seen a number of writers and directors come and go since it initially fired up development in 2007. For the longest time, actor Tobey Maguire was attached to produce and star in the film. His pal Leonardo DiCaprio even flirted with co-starring in it with him for a time back when it was still a Warner Bros. project. During this stretch, writers such as Lawrence Kasdan, Alfred Gough & Miles Millar, and the aforementioned Gianni Nunori & Mark Canton rolled in and out of scripting duties. Nic Mathieu (Spectral) was on board as director during this time.
In 2015, the project slipped on over to Sony. Andy Muschietti was actually in the running for it at the time, but it ultimately went to James Wan. Once Aquaman came around, Wan departed the project. Now Muschietti is back in the ring. Will it actually happen with him at the helm? Anything is possible, but he’s a pretty busy man these days. He recently signed on to direct the pilot and additional episodes for Hulu’s adaptation of Locke & Key. Furthermore, he’s also expected to come back and direct the second half of New Line Cinema’s It adaptation. I will be surprised if he doesn’t film both within the next 12 months, which makes him actually directing Robotech less certain, barring Sony being willing to wait for him.
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