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It director Andy Muschietti to helm an adaptation of Robotech for Sony

07.17.2017

In case the promise of PACIFIC RIM 2 isn't enough to scratch your itch for big-screen mechanized robot combat, it's been announced that Andy Muschietti, the director of the highly-anticipated remake of Stephen King's IT, will follow-up his killer clown nightmare fuel with an adaptation of Sony's ROBOTECH.

Muschietti’s creative partner Barbara Muschietti will collaborate with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the project, which is based on the 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Japan's Tatsunoko Productions. The story of ROBOTECH tells of a time when the people of Earth have learned to manufacture giant robots the technology they've harvested from an alien spacecraft that had crashed in the South Pacific. Now, with the foreign machinery's power extracted for their own gain, the human race uses their new-found power to build robots that will protect the planet from impending interstellar attacks.

Throughout the years that the ROBOTECH property has been up for grabs, Hollywood folk like Leonardo DiCaprio and James Wan were once interested in bringing the property to the silver screen. Now, with Muchietti officially at the wheel of this thing, production can finally get underway.

You can expect to hear more about ROBOTECH as the project develops. For the time being, it won't be long until Muschietti’s IT remake invites a whole new generation of horror fans to float along with Pennywise on September 8th.

Extra Tidbit: I've managed to completely miss the Robotech, back in the day, and I have no idea how that happened.
Source: Variety

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