Monday, January 18, 2010

Space Cruiser YAMATO is now a Live Action Movie!


And I recently learned from a friend of mine that they are making a live action version of that classic anime series. Below is the YouTube trailer. Enjoy!

UPDATE (February 14, 2010): While there is nothing there but a countdown clock to the release of the picture, I thought that I would go ahead and post that link here with this article. ( Plus, I have recently discovered some bits of news. Like what Ron Moore did with Starbuck in the latest version of Battlestar Galactica, a few of the characters that were male in the cartoon will now be female. Reiko Takashima - Dr. Sado, the ship's Medical Officer. Ms Maiko will play Aihara, the communications officer.

The lead actor is one Takuya Kimura who plays the lead role of Susumu Kodai (aka Derek Wildstar from Star Blazers). Kodai's love interest in the original series was Yuki Mori, now played by actress Meisa Kuroki. Plus, she will have a more active role than her animated version in the story.

Yamato's Captain Jūzō Okita (aka Captain Avatar) will be played by Tsutomu Yamazaki. The main alien antagonist - Dessler, still has yet to be cast it seems.

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