Teaser trailer debuts for live-action Gatchaman movie

Gatchaman Movie

While Hollywood is making superhero movies left and right, Japan’s own cartoon heroes, Gatchaman, is getting their own live-action movie remake. Known in its native country as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, the series was originally aired in the states as Battle of the Planets and later in the 90s as G-Force: Guardians of Space. The series is about a terrorist group called the Galactor that aims to control Earth’s natural resources. The only people to oppose them are five young superheroes of the Science Organization that rise to the challenge to stop them. Check out the trailer after the jump!

The live-action film is being directed by Toya Sato (who also adapted live-action versions of Gokusen and Kaiji. ) The first teaser trailer just went live on the official site. The live-action movie looks to take a much more darker and dramatic approach than the original animation. After Imagi’s CG movie project was cancelled, I was worried that the series would fall into development hell, thankfully the initial trailer looks promising and I’m certainly looking forward to it!

Gatchaman hits Japanese screens August 24th this year.

Source: ANN, Official Gachaman Movie Website

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