Sony's Robotech film has found its writer. Deadline reports that Wonder Woman scribe Jason Fuchs, who co-wrote the superhero flick with Zack Snyder and Allan Heinsberg, has joined It director Andy Muschietti on the adaptation. According to the report, Fuchs and Muschietti will pen the script "from scratch."
Created by re-editing three different anime series — Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada — Robotech originally aired in syndication in the United States in 1984. It’s a sci-fi epic in which the human race finds itself on the brink of annihilation and under attack by a fleet of gigantic alien warships capable of destroying Earth. Humanity’s only hope for survival lies within the secrets of Robotechnology, which allows humans to develop powerful transforming robotic systems and interstellar spacecraft.
Efforts to adapt Robotech as a live-action film date back at least to 2007, when Warner Bros. acquired the rights from Harmony Gold. The project passed through the hands of several writers and producers — Lawrence Kasdan, and Alfred Gough and Miles Millar among them — before landing at Sony in 2015, back when James Wan was attached to direct.
Muschietti will produce Robotech alongside Barbara Muschietti, Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton. The film does not yet have a release date.