Fighting with the Gamilons, they won't stop until they've won. Or at least until they hit multiplexes. The seminal 1970s Japanese animated series Star Blazers is set to blast onto the big screen.
Benderspink, the production company behind American Pie, The Ring, and A History of Violence, among others, is readying a big-screen adaptation of the animated space opera. The company is teaming on the film with the current rights holder of Star Blazers, Josh C. Kline. So far, no writer, director, or actors have been attached to the project.
The series, which was called Space Battleship Yamato in Japan and renamed Star Blazers for the US, premiered in 1974 and 1977, respectively. The story of Star Blazers was similar to Battlestar Galactica.
In the year 2199, space baddies the Gamilons irradiate the surface of the Earth, forcing the remaining humans underground. The humans receive a message from ...Read more