One of the most beloved anime properties ever, boy-and-giant-robot story Tetsujin 28 - released on these shores as Gigantor - is getting another crack at the big screen this year with a new, live action adaptation of the tale from Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii. Oshii is no stranger to giant robot stories in general - his Patlabor series is one of the best of the type - or the Tetsujin tale in particular, the director having mounted a live stage adaptation of Tetsujin back in 2008.
The Oshii film is being released simply as 28 1/2 - a title that hints he may be pushing the Tetsujin tale into some new territory, though not too new. After all, he's only pushing the number up by a half. A quartet of images from the film have just been released, including one that reveals the robot itself, and there's no doubting who is behind this, all of them featuring his now trademark visual look. Check the gallery below!
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