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Saint Seiya Live-Action Adaptation in the Works

MY COSMOS IS BURNING! For today, it was announced that a live-action adaptation for Saint Seiya has been green-lit. The Eiga.com reported that Toei Animation will be co-producing the film with the Chinese distribution company, A Really Good Film Company (ARGF). In addition, the director and producers for the film were revealed during the announcement. The Saint Seiya film will directed by Polish director, Tomasz Bagiński. Bagiński, best known for his Academy Award-nominated short animation, The Cathedral, and the Witcher series intros. Then Toei Animation‘s own, Yoshiyuki Ikezawa and Kozo Morishita will serve as producer and executive producer. Kozo Morishita has served as director, producer, and planner for most of the Saint Seiya animated series and feature films.

 

Saint Seiya is an original manga series written by Masami Kurumada published from 1986 to 1990. The manga series was quickly adapted into an anime series. Since its conception the series, has had three animated series, several anime films, various OVAs and spin-offs. In addition, the series has been distributed worldwide becoming popular in Europe, South America, and North America. Viz Media published the original manga as Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac. The original anime series two dubs and distributions through ADV Films and DIC. ADV Films was the more faithful dub of the series, whereas DIC the more publicly known dub was not. This lead to the series having trouble becoming in North America until New Video Group re-released the series on DVD, as well as becoming accessible through Crunchyroll’s streaming service. Now, one can only hope for the best with this production!

 

Source: ANN

“Captain Power” Reboot In Development

It looks like our nostalgia button will be pressed as a reboot  of  the Canadian/American produced series Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future is currently in development by series creator Garry Goddard. The show will be rebranded under the title Phoenix Rising and will be promoted at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.  It’s also been reported by by Deadline that former Sci-fi executives Thomas Vitale and Craig Engler are working with Goddard on the reboot via their own production companies.

“Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future” originally aired on September 1, 1987 with the series ending March 27, 1988. The series had 22 episodes which included 3 cartoons and a compilation movie. The main character Captain Jonathan Power and his team, made up of Major Matthew “Hawk ” Masterson,  Lietenant Michael “Tank” Ellis, Sergenant Robert “Scout” Baker, and Corporal Jennifer “Pilot” Chase fighting in post apocalyptic world where Machines have digitized the majority of the human race under the tyrannical rule of Lord Dread and the Biomechs.

Deadline also provides more details about the reboot that in “Phoenix Rising” will be set 15 years after humanity losing the war agains the rogue A.I Overmind. Jonathan Power (the son of the man who was the catalyst for the war) discovers the truth and finds gear and equipment that will enable a small team to fight back against the mechanical army of the New Order. Also it has been reported that Tim Dunigan (Captain Jonathan Power in the original series) will return under a different role.

Source: Comicbookresources, Deadline