David Ellison's Skydance Productions is negotiating a rights deal to turn the 1970s animated science fiction TV series Star Blazers into a large scale live action feature.
Missing a "Space Battleship Yamato" tag. Which has already been turned into a large-scale live action feature. Just last month. With Kimura Takuya, too.
I really hope that one will be subtitled and released overseas. The reviews I've seen for it seemed to suggest it was surprisingly good. It does seem odd that someone would be trying to get a license for this right after that's released, but I can only imagine they're looking at series like Battlestar, and are trying to find other properties which could be adapted for western audiences. I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't even aware of the recent Japanese movie when they made this bid.
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