Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
With Guillermo Del Toro’s giant robot vs. giant monster film Pacific Rim on its way to theaters, one of its most famous anchestors is now set to follow. Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, the team behind The Walking Dead, is teaming up with All Nippon Entertainment Works to develop a film of Toei Animation’s giant robot anime, Gaiking. The Japanese show ran in the late Seventies and eventually made its way into US pop culture as one of the Shogun Warriors. You can read about another attempt to make it into a film in 2010 here.
The film “follows a young man who is recruited to serve as the lead pilot for the Super Robot Gaiking. When Earth is threatened by an alien race intent on taking over the planet, he emerges as the only one who can pilot the massive robot. Together with his fellow co-pilots he must fight off the alien force in order to save mankind.” Check out the live action, concept art above and read more after the jump. Read More »