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James Wan To Direct Sony Robotech


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The moves reveal the director's post-'Furious 7' future.


James Wan has closed his deal to develop and direct Aquaman, Warner Bros.’ superhero movie that will star Jason Momoa and that is part of its DC Entertainment cinematic universe.

At the same time, Wan has also closed his deal to helm Robotech, Sony’s adaptation of the 1980s anime featuring mechas.

The moves clear up Wan’s post-Furious 7 future. The filmmaker became a hot property after his deft handling on the challenging production and after the movie became a runaway success, with over $1.4 billion in global box office receipts.

Wan is also committed to directing The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Experiment for New Line this fall and will likely be unavailable to tackle his next project until spring 2016.

Aquaman is looking like the first sea horse out of the gate as it's further along in the development process. Wan will also be overseeing the script's writing by scribe Kurt Johnstad. It’s a testament to the strength of the desire to work with Wan that both studios are willing to wait for him.

In Aquaman, Momoa is portraying the underwater breathing hero and will make his appearance as the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Aquaman is also a card-carrying member of DC’s premiere superhero team, the Justice League, and will be part of Warners’ two-part Justice League movies.

The movie will focus on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.

"The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material," said Greg Silverman, the studio's president, creative development and worldwide production.

Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder are producing Aquaman.

Wan is repped by Paradigm, Stacey Testro International and Myman Greenspan.
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James Wan Promises Robotech Movie Will Honor Its Roots

Published on Mar 27, 2016
The Aquaman and Furious 7 director says his film adaptation will stay true to the franchise's roots.

A quick IGN James Wan interview at Wondercon 2016 reveals that one of the hopes directing the Robotech Live Action Movie is staying true to the original source material while finding that middle ground with today's world. Wan says he is a "fan of the Robotech World" and affirms that the characters are what makes the fans love the series "especially the Macross Saga." Yes James, the majority of Robotech fans including myself would agree with you that the characters are what drives the series and as you put it especially those in the Macross Saga. Check out the 0:57 second interview .



IGN: How beholding do you feel to the original series, to using those characters and elements?

James Wan: "Well, I'm a big fan of the Robotech World and I do think that the characters are what makes us fans love the series, especially the Macross Saga. And I think its important to try and retain a lot of things we love about the characters. But of course you have to try to fit them in today's climate, today's world and hopefully its about finding that medium ground of being respectful to the origin material but finding a way to fit it in this new world we live in.



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WOW... TIME TO CLEAN OUT THE DUST...
April 26, 2022 9:10am By Justin Kroll
‘Hawkeye’ Director Rhys Thomas To Helm Sony’s ‘Robotech’ Adaptation
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EXCLUSIVE: After helping steer the ship as the main director on Marvel’s Hawkeye series, Rhys Thomas has been set to direct Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari’s Robotech for Sony Pictures. The film is currently in development with the script by Marcum & Holloway with a rewrite by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Harmony Gold also is involved.

Based on the popular ’80s anime TV series, Robotech is set in a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology of an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island and now is using that technology to fight off an impending alien invasion.

Thomas is flying high after directing and executive producing the Disney+ Marvel series Hawkeye, with Jeremy Renner reprising his Avengers role. Thomas also is highly regarded in the comedy world for his work on Saturday Night Live and the Emmy-nominated IFC series Documentary Now!, which he co-created with Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers and directed. Thomas received four Emmy nominations for Documentary Now! ​and is in production on Season 4. ​

Gatewood & Tanaka’s feature Sharper sold in a bidding war to Apple and A24, with Julianne Moore attached to star. Ben Curon directed the film co-starring Sebastian Stan, which is in post-production. Gatewood & Tanaka are writing Untitled Asian American Heist Project for Amazon. Canton/Nunnari Productions’ credits include 300 and Immortals, and Canton is an executive producer of the Power universe for Starz.

Thomas is represented by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham. Gatewood and Tanaka are repped by UTA, Management 360, Hansen Jacobson Teller.


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Rhys Thomas - Director
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“Money was never a thing, I knew what I wanted to do” – how HAWKEYE director swapped Ponty for Hollywood
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