3D Live Action Bubblegum Crisis Movie Gets A Director And A Start Date

Anthony La Molinara, SFX man and animator, has been tapped to direct a live action version of Blade Runner-gone-goofy anime, Bubblegum Crisis. The film is to be a Canadian-Chinese-English-Australian-Japanese co-production, with the Chinese element particularly important as it clears the film for import and screening under Chinese film-quota restrictions.

The original anime were not hugely popular in their native Japan, but they appear to have travelled well and have acheived a genuine cult following in the US. I’ve seen a couple, and I saw potential and promise more than actual quality and accomplishment, which strikes me as a great starting point for an adaptation.

According to Screen Daily, the live action film’s FX will be handled by the Mokko Studios in Canada. The film will shoot from May of next year at China’s Hengdian World Studios -and in native 3D too; no sloppy upconversion necessary.

The movie has been given the subtitle Knight Sabers, for the band of female Mech-heroines who protect Mega Tokyo in the toon. I will imagine that the characters will be cast from unknowns, but unknowns from where in the world? I’m going to bet on a multi-ethnic mix, with the apparent caucasian characteristics of the anime characters ignored. Call it a hunch.

I see no indication of who has actually written the screenplay, which would lead me to assume it’s nobody with too much a reputation. If I do hear more, I’ll pass it along but I’d expect, for a while at least, this is all we’ll be hearing of this non-Hollywood, out of the spotlight production.

Here’s hoping La Molinara and co. don’t just dial it in and actually give this one some welly.

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