It director Andy Muschietti is set to head Sony’s live-action adaptation of Robotech, more than 30 years after the original series debuted on TV. Muschietti gained fame for directing Mama (2013) starring Jessica Chastain, based on his own short Mamá (2008).
According to Variety, “the story is set in a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology of an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island and is now using that technology to fight off an impending alien invasion.”
The project is a long time coming, with James Wan initially set to direct the pic. Instead, Wan is now working on a plethora of other works, most committedly Aquaman starring Jason Momoa.
Robotech was initially created in the 1980s by fusing three separate series – Macross Saga, The Masters and New Generation – to create an 85 episode arc. The series spawned five animated movies, four console games, a series of art books, and countless memorabilia.
Muschietti’s highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s It (which was initially helmed by Cary Fukunaga) is yet to premiere, and it’ll be a while until even a trailer is released for Robotech. Fans will just have to sit and wait.