Archive for October 30th, 2013
Live action Star Blazers still on track – McQuarrie set to direct
by Doc on Oct.30, 2013, under Movies
Not a lot new, but according to Deadline the live-action Star Blazers movie at Skydance Productions announced in 2011 is still on track, but now Christopher McQuarrie will direct as well as write.
Based on the 1974 cartoon series Star Blazers, which had two seasons aired on TV in the U.S. (as well as a [sfs=387]third series released on DVD[/sfs]), which itself was a re-edit and English dub of the anime Space Battleship Yamato, it follows the crew of the Argo, a spaceship rebuilt from the buried remains of the Japanese battleship Yamato, on a mission to save an Earth devastated by radiation from the constant bombardment from an alien attack. Aided by alien technology including the Wave Motion Engine, which can jump the ship across light years of space, and the Wave Motion Gun, one of the most powerful weapons ever built, they race across the universe to pick up the Cosmo DNA, which can remove all the radiation from the surface of Earth and make it livable again.
Space Battleship Yamato was made into a live-action Japanese movie in 2010, but it so far as not seen a release in the U.S.