When you direct the biggest hit of the year, you’re going to get a lot of good projects coming your way. Such is the case with James Wan, who is coming of the mammoth success of Furious 7, the film that just passed Avatar as the fastest film to cross $1 billion internationally – an utterly fitting status for the franchise. Wan is currently in consideration to helm Aquaman for Warner Bros., there’s no doubt Universal wants him for the recently announced Furious 8, and now he’s in early talks to helm the Sony’s Robotech movie adaptation of the 1980s anime series featuring giant mechanized warriors.
Back in February we reported that Hollywood Gang, a production company on the Warner Bros. lot run by Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari obtained the rights to the long-in-development Robotech movie, and in March the film moved to Sony where Immortals and 300 producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton are developing the project.
THR describes Robotech:
Robotech is a sprawling sci-fi epic that takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific island. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions.
But Wan is only one man and he can only do so much. He’s already commited to direct The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist this fall. With Warner Bros. courting him for Aquaman and the possibility of another Fast and Furious sequel on the horizon, as well as a number of producing projects, it’s hard to think of when Wan might have time originate a new franchise.
Would you like to see Wan at the helm of Robotech? Or are his talents better utilized elsewhere? Sound off in the comments.