There’s been a lot of interesting “geek movie” news recently, and we round it up here.
The long-gestating Robotech live-action movie project, which Sony took over in 2015, has now got a director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Andy Muschietti, who directed the upcoming film of Stephen King’s It, has been tapped by Sony to helm the far-flung outer space epic that was cobbled together out of three different science fiction anime series in the 1980s by Harmony Gold.
A decade ago Warner Bros. acquired the rights to create a Robotech live-action movie (see “Robotech Live Action”), and first Lawrence Kasdan (see “Lawrence Kasdan Adapting Robotech”), and then two Smallville writers (see “Robotech Movie Gets Smallville Writers”) were assigned to the project, which even had a director assigned by Warner Bros. in 2013 (see “Warner Bros. Names Director For Robotech”), before the Robotech live-action film was put into the dreaded “turnaround” by the studio, only to be picked up by Sony in 2015. Maybe this time it will be different?Production Begins on Live-Action Death Note Movie”), has released a new poster featuring Nat Wolf as Light, the student who discovers the life and death power of the notebook. This latest poster follows the release of an image showing Keith Stanfield as the mysterious investigator L.
Disney has released the first teaser trailer for its live-action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle Newberry Award-winning science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time. Ana DuVernay (Selma) is directing the film from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee. A Wrinkle in Time is slated to debut on March 9, 2018 (see “New Dates for Marvel, Pixar Movies”).
The Transformers spin-off movie Bumblebee is slated to start production in August for a potential summer of 2018 release, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, helmer Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) will be directing Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming), who will star along with Hailee Steinfeld (see “Early June Geek Movie Round-Up”).The Hollywood Reporter, Adrian Askarieh, who has produced the Hitman movies, has acquired the rights to the Action Lab comic book series Spencer & Locke created by writer David Pepose and artist Jorge Santiago, Jr.