Warner Bros.' long-gestating Robotech live action adaptation is finally getting back on the right track, with the studio bringing in screenwriter Michael Gordon (300, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) to pen the screenplay. Hollywood Gang's Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are set to produce, and are searching for a director, with Deadline reporting that Andres Muschietti (Mama, Shadow of the Colossus) is currently their top candidate.

The project has been in development for several years, with writers Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (Smallville) attached to write the script over six years ago. Sylvain White (The Losers) was once attached to direct, although the project never moved forward. Most recently, commercials director Nic Mathieu was hired to direct back in January 2013, but it never got off the ground.

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The original Robotech animated TV series debuted in 1985, set in a future where humans have developed massive robots from a downed alien spacecraft on a South Pacific isle. Humanity is forced to battle waves of unrelenting invaders, while the fate of the planet has been put into the hands of two young pilots. No story details were given for this new version, but perhaps this version may finally make it to the big screen, after several years of development hell.