"It" Director Tapped For "Robotech" Adaptation

"It" Director Tapped For "Robotech" Adaptation

Right now there's no timeline on when Robotech might start filming, but THR mentions that Muschietti (and his producing partner/sister, Barbara) are apparently looking for the right screenwriter as we speak.

Sony's forthcoming adaptation of Robotech has found its director.

Muschietti took over directing duties for the Warner Bros. adaptation of Stephen King's It when Cary Fukunaga backed out. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions.

Sony picked up the rights to Robotech back in 2015 and had originally attached James Wan to direct the franchise (he's busy with Aquaman right now, though).

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The project now has no writer but the studio expects to work with the Muschietti siblings to find someone to execute Andy Muschietti's filmmaker. They categorize this project as "high priority" and "moving quickly". David Hopwood will oversee for Canton while Shannon Gaulding is overseeing for Hollywood Gang.

Frank and Jehan Agrama, who produced the original series, are also involved.

Muschietti began his career in horror films, making his English language debut with Mama. The same applies to Hollywood interest in Muschietti, who looks with It to have pulled off the hard task of adapting one of King's classics.

He is repped by WME.

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