Are you tired of those those hacks in Hollywood raping your favorite anime films? I sure am. I was incredibly disappointed with “Speed Racer” and “Dragonball Evolution”. And, when I heard that live-action version of Space BattleShip Yamoto(Star Blazers as its known in the US) was in development I just rolled my eyes, but I didn’t realize that it was being made in Japan and not by Hollywood.
Now, we get our first set of footage from the film.
Thanks to Collider:
And, for those who don’t know the plot for the first season of the anime here is a description of it:
“The plot opens in the year 2199, with planet Earth facing extinction within one year due to radioactive pollution caused by Gamilon planet bombs. A message arrives from Queen Starsha, of planet Iscandar, providing Earth with plans to build a superluminal engine and the promise that, if Earthlings can reach Iscandar, enduring what obstacles the Gamilons might put in their way, the Queen will give them a machine — the Cosmo DNA — that can neutralize the deadly radioactivity. But can the Star Force travel 148,000 light-years and back in just one Earth year? Not if the Gamilons can stop them.”
So, its not much, but from what I’ve seen it looks to be cool. I’m mostly just happy that its in the hands of the Japanese. I’ve enjoyed most of the live-action films that Japan has produced, but Hollywood has shown that they care very little for the source material or direction of their adaptations.
This film is supposed to use the original plot for the anime, but will have to condense it for a two hour film. And, there is also no word yet on who will be distributing this film.
What do you think so far of this film?
“Space BattleShip Yamoto” will be released in Japan in December of 2010.