Well I didn’t even know a Gatchaman movie was being worked on lol. This CG movie is in the works by animation studio Imagi, who was responsible for last year’s TMNT CG movie, and is also working on a CG Astroboy, which will be out along with Gatchaman in 2009. Felix Ip, the creative director at Imagi has a few exclusive screenshots on his blog which have not been released or shown yet, not even at the San Diego Comic Con (There are also a few concept art pieces on Imagi’s site). To be honest I don’t really remember watching Gatchaman/G-Force, but those shots look pretty damn cool. CG + Anime influences + Scifi = hell yea for me! I thought the TMNT CG movie looked very good also, so this should turn out to be pretty mindgasmic in the visuals department.
Here’s a summary of the movie/project from Imagi’s site:
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. Gatchaman will be a big, effects-rich movie with some of the most ambitious action sequences ever seen in animation.
Gatchaman was created by Japan’s Tatsunoko Production in the early 1970s as a television series called Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. Aired in the U.S. as Battle of the Planets and G-Force, it soon became one of the top syndicated shows.
Maybe this is the direction the Dragonball movie should’ve gone in eh? lol