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Gatchaman CG-animated 2009

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0818257/

PAUL DINI JOINS GATCHAMAN MOVIE TEAM

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Paul Dini has been signed to collaborate on the screenplay for Imagi Animation Studios’ upcoming CG-animated motion picture, Gatchaman. Announcement was made by Francis Kao, Co-CEO & Chief Creative Officer.

“We are excited to have Paul on our talented Gatchaman team,” said Kao. “His extensive background in animation and superhero comics will contribute greatly to this ambitious action movie.”

“The original series was one of the classics of early anime, and the film will be very true to the Japanese source material,” said Dini. “As a studio, Imagi is constantly breaking the boundaries of animated adventure. Not only are their action sequences amazing, but their characters are driven, complex and play for life-or-death stakes. It’s a great environment for a writer with a rather dark take on animation.”

Writer-producer Paul Dini’s career spans animation (Batman: The Animated Series), television (Lost) and comics (Detective, The World’s Greatest Superheroes). The winner of multiple Emmy, Eisner and Writers Guild of America Awards, Dini is also currently masterminding the DC Comics 2007 weekly series Countdown. His creations Jingle Belle and Mutant, Texas continue to appear frequently from Dark Horse, Oni Press and other publishers. Dini and his wife, magician Misty Lee, have also launched a popular series of Internet shorts featuring their puppet creation, Little Rashy.

Gatchaman is based on the successful Japanese franchise created in the early 1970s by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida. Aired in the U.S. as Battle of the Planets and G-Force, the TV series soon became one of the top syndicated shows.

Scheduled for release in early 2009, Gatchaman is a big, effects-rich movie set in a future world grappling with environmental and technological issues. The story focuses on five reluctant heroes whose remarkable genetic code makes them Earth’s only hope of defeating extra-terrestrial invaders.

Kevin Munroe (TMNT) is the director of Gatchaman, being produced by Lynne Southerland.


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Awesome!
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the film will be very true to the Japanese source material
but then they say

Gatchaman is a big, effects-rich movie set in a future world grappling with environmental and technological issues. The story focuses on five reluctant heroes whose remarkable genetic code makes them Earth’s only hope of defeating extra-terrestrial invaders.
I guess the original source material is not the original series.
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Originally Posted by Jason
but then they say



I guess the original source material is not the original series.
Huh? What do you mean? The show was always doing preachy side-stories about the enviroment. What was the original source material about?
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Will Berg-Katse be able to switch genders or will that aspect be left out. I hope it does since it was pretty stupid in the original series. There was nothing about their genetic code that made them good fighters. They were supposed to be ninjas.

Hope they have the extreeme deaths the series had. Holy crap was there a body count after almost every episode. Earth should be unihabitable after the amount of nukes that went off.
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Huh? What do you mean? The show was always doing preachy side-stories about the enviroment. What was the original source material about?
I was talking about the alien invasion thing. And the genetic thing.
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From Wikipedia about the alien aspect and the environmental aspect

Best described as a sci-fi action anime, recurring themes of Gatchaman involve conservation of nature, environmentalism, and responsible use of technology for progress and advancement. The series is centered around five young superhero ninja in the employ of the fictitious "International Science Organization" to oppose a group of technologically advanced villains, known as Galactor, from trying to take control of the earth's natural resources. The operational leader of Galactor is an androgynous masked antagonist, Berg Katse, who is later revealed to be a shape-shifting hermaphroditic mutant acting on the orders of an alien superior, Leader X.
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This sounds like it might be pretty good with Paul Dini and Kevin Munroe on board. I'm excited!
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Dini + Gatchaman? I'm there!

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