With Paramount in development on several new Hasbro-driven efforts, now comes word that the studio’s Micronauts movie has found a writer and director.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, Dean DeBlois has been brought in to write and direct Micronauts. DeBlois is best known for his work on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise.
For those not familiar with Micronauts, the property began life as a Mego toy line back in 1976. Bill Mantlo’s Marvel Comics run for the characters gave them a shot in the arm in popularity, with the focus being on the subatomic-sized warriors led by Arcturus Rann.
Micronauts has been in some form of development for nearly a decade now, with 2015 seeing Paramount reveal plans for a shared cinematic universe that would feature G.I. Joe, ROM: SpaceKnight, Visionaries and M.A.S.K. movies.
The current plan is for Micronauts to get a June 2021 release.