Things Take A Darker Turn In The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action PATLABOR: THE NEXT GENERATION Movie

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Things Take A Darker Turn In The Trailer For Oshii's Live Action PATLABOR: THE NEXT GENERATION Movie
Ghost In The Shell helmer Oshii Mamoru has been clear about his intentions for his live action Patlabor: The Next Generation project right from the beginning. Like the original animated effort the story would begin with a light hearted, comedy oriented television series revolving around a quirky squad of cops charged with policing the use of giant mechanized robots in criminal enterprise. Things would then gradually become darker and culminate in a feature film project directed by Oshii himself.

And with the television series now wrapped up it's time to cast eyes on the feature, which is slated for a May release. The theatrical trailer is now online and while nobody will mistake this for a new Ghost In The Shell or Avalon project in terms of darkness, the stakes are clearly far more serious than in the slapstick antics of the television series. Take a look below to see the giant robots in action ...
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ManateeAdvocateMarch 4, 2015 11:15 AM

I love the Patlabor universe. This looks cheesy as hell. I'm in. I'm betting I'll have to import this.