Commercials director Nic Mathieu has been tapped to direct the big-budget adaptation of the 1980s anime franchise "Robotech" for Warner Bros. Pictures.
A sprawling sci-fi epic, "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 isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions.
The first invasion concerns a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship's energy source known as "protoculture," and the planet's survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.
The original "Robotech" was a re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.
The project has been in development since 2007 with numerous writers attached, this is the first announcement of a potential director.
Akiva Goldsman, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell are producing.
Source: Heat Vision