It has recently been announced that Hurricane Polymar will be getting a live-action adaptation. The series is not the only production under Tatasunoko Productions to receive the live-action treatment since both Gatchaman and Cassern were also adapted into live-action films. The film will be directed by long time Tokusatsu director, Koichi Sakamoto, and Shinuke Onishi (Ultraman Tiga, Dyna, Gaia Cosmos) will be working on the screenplay. The film will be distributed by Kadokawa. The film will debut in Japan in May 2017.
The currently confirmed cast includes:
- Junpei Mizobata – Takeshi Yoroi
- Yuuki Yamada – Jyoichi Kuruma
- Yurina Yangai – Teru Nanba
- Mikie Hara – Rei Hieda
＜衝撃の超個性派アクションヒーローが溝端淳平主演で還ってくる!!＞ガッチャマン、キャシャーン、ヤッターマン・・・タツノコプロが生み出した数多くの人気キャラクターの中でも異端のヒーローとして熱狂的に支持される破裏拳ポリマーがついに実写映画化！！ 公開は2017年5月！ pic.twitter.com/4SKtbN1J69
— hurricane-polimar (@Polimar_Movie) November 15, 2016
The original Hurricane Polymar series featured Takeshi Yoroi, a criminal investigator, who has a special suit to turn himself into Hurricane Polymar. With the power of the suit he is able to turn himself into any form and to morph into five different vehicles. The series debuted in Japan in October 1974 and ended on March 1975. The series ran for 26 episodes and it was later remade in 1996 and 1997 as a four part OVA series.