The Hollywood Reporter has reported that an Ultraman “reboot” is in the works for the international market. The project will be produced by Tsuburaya Productions and US based Starlight Runner Entertainment. Starlight Runner Entertainment will be working with The Licensing Group to release the series “across multiple platforms, with story-driven licensing and merchandising programs for the U.S. and international markets.” The project is stated to be produced as a series that will be released on a streaming platform.
For those who are not aware, Ultraman is a long running tokusatsu series that was created by Eiji Tsuburaya. The original series was released in 1966. The series featured Ultraman fighting alongside a high tech police force fight against alien threats. The latest series in the franchise, Ultraman R/B premiered on July 7 this year. Several series in the franchise have been broadcast on streaming platforms in North America including Crunchyroll and TokuHD. The Ultraman franchise also received a manga series, which is being adapted into anime that will broadcast worldwide via Netflix.
Starlight Runner CEO Jeff Gomez had this to say about the project.
The Ultraman licensing program will be supported by new content distributed on cable, streaming and SVOD platforms. “Ultraman is one of my greatest childhood heroes. We’re honored to be embarking on this mission to bring this family of characters back to the world stage,” Starlight Runner CEO Jeff Gomez said in a statement.
No other details are confirmed at this time, so stay tuned for further updates.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter