Wednesday, March 25

Gatchaman / 科学忍者隊ガッチャマン Space Ninjas CG Movie Production shots

10 second teaser(10 seconds? What the...)

New logo for the team.

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Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (film)

Gatchaman is the upcoming CGI movie based on the anime series of the same name (nostalgia indeed ahhhh) scheduled to be completed in near future (some say 2009, some say 2010) by Imagi Animation Studios. Kevin Munroe (TMNT) is scheduled to write and direct with Lynne Southerland (co-director of Mulan 2) as producer.

Known plotlines

Some information taken from an interview with Kevin Munroe back on July 19, 2006, and statements coming from Imagi Animation Studios' Founder and Co-CEO Francis Kao:

* The movie will focus on foundation of the team and how the members meet each other.
* The movie will focus on solely Gatchaman universe.
* A PG-13 rating is possible since it will have a dark tone, with themes of violence. Apparently the production is very faithful to Japanese source with little twist here and there to spice it up. Obvious demographic on older fans who possesses buying power now.

IMAGI Website
History of the franchise

Live action updates

2 titles add to the roster of ongoing anime adaptations namely Twilight and Mad Max.

Director of previous 3 Mad Max incarnations, George Miller, have indicated that 4th movie will 3D anime style after his works in Happy Feet open the possibilities that he thought can be expanded with new Mad Max storytelling. However he is coy on whether if Mel Gibson will be featured in the 4th movie or not.

Mad Max news

The director of Twlight, possibly playing up hornet's nest to see response, jokingly said there might be an anime adaptation of the story on radio show. Predictably since it is a "hot" teenage angst love movie currently, the response is huge gauging from 300+ articles in Google News on this one.

Twlight trolling?


UPDATE: Yeap, Twlight director dismissed the rumor quickly, saying it is just an off comment.