It would appear that directing the biggest R-rated horror movie of all time makes you a hot commodity in Hollywood these days. Go figure. It director Andy Muschietti is currently hard at work on It: Chapter 2 but he has several other big projects percolating right now, two of which were just announced this week. Together with his sister and producing partner Barbara Muschietti, he is working with Warner Brothers to make a live-action movie franchise based on the popular manga Attack on Titan. But that’s not all, he’s also working on a new version of the sci-fi classic The Time Machine. Hit the jump for more info.
According to THR, Andy Muschietti will direct an Attack on Titan movie for Warner Brothers. The manga has already been turned into an anime series and two live-action movies in Japan, but this would be an American adaptation with David Heyman (Harry Potter) producing. It is the second anime property Muschietti is attached to bring to the big screen, having signed on to direct Robotech for Sony last year.
Deadline is also reporting this week that Andy and Barbara Muschietti are developing a new version of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. The project is a collaboration between Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company and it would mark the third big screen adaptation of the 1895 novella. Arnold Leibovit, who was executive producer on the 2002 version starring Guy Pearce, is also on board to exec produce this one. Somehow I’m surprised they aren’t turning both of these into live-action TV shows. Are you looking forward to new adaptations of Attack on Titan and The Time Machine?