Having been a key a part of the crew bringing some of the entertaining MCU Disney+ sequence – that might be Hawkeye to life, it seems that director Rhys Thomas is able to wrangle big robots. Sony has employed him to direct its Robotech film.
Robotech took three separate Japanese anime reveals, mixed them with re-edited footage and dubbed all of it right into a sequence that would run as a day by day ‘toon within the States and elsewhere. It is set at a time when Earth has developed a sequence of big robots, utilizing expertise from an alien spacecraft that crashed within the South Pacific. When an alien civilisation makes an attempt to invade Earth, the fightback centres round two younger pilots, who should harness the expertise and save the world.
This can be a idea that has been lumbering across the growth wasteland for years now – Warners tried for some time, with Nic Mathieu plucked from the world of adverts to deal with a script written by Alfred Gough and Miles Miller, which by no means truly got here to life.
Since Sony scored the rights in 2015, it has seen the likes of Andy Muschietti and James Wan come and go. The studio clearly thinks that Thomas, who earlier than his MCU stint, was higher identified for work on Saturday Night time Stay and Documentary Now! (he is again directing the latter) has what it takes to get this one shifting. Artwork Marcum and Matt Holloway’s draft is now within the arms of up-and-coming author/administrators Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (who have been additionally script consultants on Hawkeye to re-write, so we’ll see if there’s progress this time.