Live Action GATCHAMAN (aka BATTLE OF THE PLANETS, G-FORCE) Hits Japanese Screens Summer 2013
Nikkatsu Studios are producing a live action version of Gatchaman for Japanese release in summer of 2013. Sato Toya - who previously directed the live action version of Grave Of The Fireflies - will direct with Returner and Always director Yamazaki Takashi - also one of Japan's premiere VFX men - handling special effects. Expect the scope to be massive as early reports say this will include more effects work than did Nikkatsu's previous live action version of Yatterman, which included over 1300 digital shots. Matsuzaka Tori (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger) takes the lead as Ken with Gouriki Ayame, Suzuk Ryoheii, Ayano Gou, and Hamada Tatsuomi rounding out the team.