Andy Muschietti, the Argentinian filmmaker behind ‘Mama’ and the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It,’ has signed on to direct the long developing adaptation of 1980s cartoon series ‘Robotech’ for Sony, THR has learned. 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 an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots. The series, produced by Harmony Gold USA in association with Japan’s Tatsunoko Production, was a story adapted with edited content and revised dialogue from three unrelated Japanese series: ‘The Super Dimension Fortress Macross,’ ‘Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross,’ and ‘Genesis Climber MOSPEADA.’ Muschietti, his creative partner and sister Barbara Muschietti, Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton will produce. IT is released in Irish cinemas September 8, 2017.