Gatachaman

In the not-so-grand tradition of Dragonball and Speed Racer, another Japanese animated series is getting a live-action film adaptation. The first trailer for the live-action film version of Gatchaman, also known as Battle of the Planets, has just been released. From director Toya Sato (Grave of the Fireflies) the film follows “five special agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo, as they try to protect the world from the mysterious terrorist group who call themselves Galactor.” Check it out below.

Thanks to Quiet Earth (via Gotham News) for the trailer.

Gatchaman is scheduled for release August 24  in Japan. Here’s the official description of the film, which is based on a Seventies TV series. You can learn more on the official site.

Set in the near future, Gatchaman follows the story five special agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo, as they try to protect the world from the mysterious terrorist group who call themselves Galactor. With technology far surpasses that of humans, Galactor has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. Trained to draw out the power from the mysterious crystal-like object called a “stone,” our five heroes will be called “Gatchaman.”

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