AceShowbiz - Sony's "Robotech" has found its helmer in Andy Muschietti. The Hollywood Reporter is the first to report the news, confirming that the "It" director has been tapped to serve behind the lens for the film adaptation of the 1980s anime featuring giant armored warriors.
Muschietti's creative partner and sister Barbara Muschietti will join Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton in producing the project which has no writer yet. Sanford Panitch and Matthew Milam are overseeing for Columbia. Frank and Jehan Agrama, who produced the original series, are also involved.
"Robotech" is a sci-fi epic that takes place in a time when Earth has developed giant robots from technology collected of an alien spaceship that crashed on a South Pacific island. These robots are then used to defend mankind when the planet is threatened by a wave of alien invasions.
James Wan previously signed on to helm the long-gestating project. According to THR, the helmer chose to drop out due to his commitments on Warner Bros.' next DC solo movie "Aquaman", which is currently filming in Australia with stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in the lead roles.
Muschietti is an Argentine filmmaker which made his English-language debut with the 2013 surprise hit "Mama". He is awaiting the September 8 U.S. release of the film version of Stephen King's "It". The filmmaker recently came on board to direct the pilot for Hulu's television series adaptation of the Joe Hill comic book "Locke and Key".