Yesterday we learned that James Wan will be directing Aquaman for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. That’s not the only movie he’s attached to direct, though! THR is reporting that Wan is also officially taking on the challenge of bringing Robotech to the big screen.
Back in April, it was reported that he was in talks with Sony Pictures to take the project. In that initial report, we learned that the studio was willing to work around whatever projects he ended up attaching himself to, so that allowed him to do Aquaman as well. Now that the deal is closed, I couldn’t be more excited for this live-action version of the classic 1980s anime.
I freakin’ loved this animated series when I was growing up, and I trust that Wan will deliver a movie that other fans of the franchise will love. The movie has been in development for years, I guess it was just waiting for the right person for the job.
Robotech takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots.
The movie is being developed by producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton from a script written by Michael Gordon. All three of them worked together on Zack Snyder's 300 films. Unfortunately they also worked on films such as The Spiderwick Chronicles, Fame, Immortals, From Dusk Till Dawn 3, G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and lots of other mediocre-to-bad movies.
Regardless of what the producers have worked on before, hopefully Wan can pull this film together right and make sure the fans get what they want out of it. Wan has the talent to do it right if the producers let him do his thing.