Get ready for another big screen adaptation of an 80s children’s favorite. The Hollywood Gang, a Warner Bros-based production house, is moving full steam ahead on a film based on Robotech. The cartoon favorite is credited as being the start of the anime craze here in the states when it introduced kids to the exciting visual style and open-ended storytelling that is synonymous with the genre.
This isn’t Robotech’s first dance with Hollywood. The on-again/off-again relationship between the property and Tinseltown began back in 2007. The project has seen many suiters for roles behind and in front of the cameras- names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire have been linked to it. At one point, a director had even been tapped to shepherd the production. His name was Nic Mathieu and he was primarily known for directing commercials. But that fell apart, which brings us to today’snews from Deadline.
The site is reporting that The Hollywood Gang has hired Michael Gordon (G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, 300) to write a new script for Robotech. They’re also looking at Andy Muschietti as a potential director. Muschietti is known for the Jessica Chastain horror flick, Mama.
Any Robotech fans here? Excited?