IT director Andy Muschietti to helm long-delayed Robotech movie

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Sep 3, 2019, 7:15 AM EDT (Updated)

After playing around in the dank sewer lair of a predatory monster in Stephen King's IT, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) will stomp into the realm of monster robots in the live-action Robotech movie.

The long-gestating Warner Bros. feature finally has some solid directorial cred and will likely march confidently forward onto the silver screen, since IT is basically destined to be a frightening hit this fall.

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A revolving door of directors has been attached to the coveted project based on the '80s anime franchise about gigantic robots on a future Earth that was a stitched-together hybrid of a trio of Japanese anime shows: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA). Its main plot centered around a colossal spaceship named the SDF-1, titanic aliens who hope to acquire its protoculture energy source, and the courageous pilots who protect it with badass transformable jet fighters. Think Top Gun meets Pacific Rim!

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Robotech has had a revolving roster of directors associated with its sci-fi fantasy material, including James Wan (Saw, Aquaman), Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Batman and Robin) and Nic Mathieu (Spectral).

No casting details or start dates have been decided upon as of yet, but we'll keep you posted.

Are you happy with Warner's choice of Muschietti, and do you think this is the essential piece of the puzzle to deliver an awesome Robotech flick to fans?

(via Coming Soon)