Star Blazers to Go Hollywood

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 22, 2011 in Animation, Cinema |

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Could we be seeing a Hollywood-produced Star Blazers live-action film in foreseeable future? Well, it’s not 100% official just yet. Skydance Productions are reportedly in the process of negotiating the license for the series. If some of you recall,  Japan recently produced a live-action adaptation of their own that performed pretty well, so I imagine there’s probably some pressure to make sure the Hollywood adaptation will at least hold a candle to that. It probably won’t be a problem, seeing as they plan on hiring Christopher McQuarrie to write the script — he’s also working on the upcoming Wolverine “sequel.”

Personally, I’m excited to see what Skydance has planned for us. They’re a relatively new name as far as production houses are concerned, but True Grit was a hit at the box office and garnered mostly positive reviews. Let’s just hope they can deliver. They’re also currently working on the next Mission Impossible, so at least they’ve earned someone’s trust. Who knows what kind of surprises they may have in store for us — I have my fingers crossed for a Harlock cameo.

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to Fanboy.com, he contributes to the ModernMethod Network of sites as the Features and Reviews Editor for the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator. He’s also an Assocaite Editor for their popular gaming blog, Destructoid, and the collectible toy culture blog, Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out TimSheehy.com.

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