It's less than a week till the release of Imagi's debut CG animated film TMNT. Meanwhile at the animation studio, pre-production is already underway for their next project based on the long-running anime franchise, Gatchaman. A gallery of eight concept art is being on display at the studio's revamped official site which feature shots of futuristic cities, hi-tech mecha and spaceships. Keeping in line with the superhero theme, TMNT writer/director Kevin Munroe plans to deliver a version closely to the original 1972 series with Katse and Galactor as the main villians. Here's his take on the film from the Q&A interview at the site:
"...it's a great story about finding family in the least suspected places and becoming master of your destiny. We're doing it as a PG-13 movie and we'll be examining political storylines...mind you, all buried in a sci-fi action-packed adventure. Fans and non-fans will be pleased."
Not a fan myself as I'm not fimilar with the series but by the looks of the artwork, I'm intrigued. Gatchaman is scheduled for theatrical released in 2008.
Gatchaman Concept Art (Click on "Our Films", then "View Images" at Gatchaman subsite)