First Teaser Trailer for the Live-Action Gatchaman Movie


Gatchaman (2013) Movie Image

I don’t profess to know very much about Japan’s “Gatchaman”, except that it looks kind of cool. And it looks a lot like all the other “guys in suits fighting alien monsters” shows that the island nation puts out about a few hundred per year, in animated and in live-action TV form. I’m not sure how this one’s going to look, but if you’re a fan of the show and are dying to see what they do with a big-budget live-action movie, then here’s the first teaser trailer for “Gatchaman”.

As for the plot, here ya go:

Set in the near future, Gatchaman follows the story five special agents of the International Science Organization in Tokyo, as they try to protect the world from the mysterious terrorist group who call themselves Galactor. With technology far surpasses that of humans, Galactor has declared war on the entire world and has already subjugated half of it. Trained to draw out the power from the mysterious crystal-like object called a “stone,” our five heroes will be called “Gatchaman.”

Sounds okay. I’d have to see more to make a proper judgement, of course.

“Gatchaman” stars Go Ayano, Ayame Goriki, Tatsuomi Hamada, Ryōhei Suzuki, Goro Kishitani, Ken Mitsuishi, Eriko Hatsune and Shido Nakamura.

Saving the world in theaters this August 24, 2013. In Japan first, of course.

Via : Jefusion

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  • Dedpool

    HOLY CRAP!!! Nice! I was waiting for teh animated one from Imagi, though I know it was dead in the water. This looks pretty cool though!!

    • ErickKwon

      That trailer is such a tease. Really had been hoping Imagi would get to complete it, but live-action also works. Can’t wait until some final footage turns up

  • ultra q

    I wa disappointed when I Bsaw this trailer on youtube. ’cause they looked like
    korea’s gatchaman or METAJETS due to their helmets they’re wearing!

  • ultra q

    i was disappointed when I saw this trailer on youtube ’cause they looked like
    korea’s GATCHAMAN or METAJETS even because of their helmets!

  • Brad

    I guess “Battle of the Planets” was ahead of your time, Nix. That was the Americanized version of “Gatchaman” that originally aired back in the Seventies.

    • Nix

      Never heard of it, alas.

  • ErickKwon

    Even though it’s just headshot reveals so far, the helmets were the biggest question I had about the costumes. Cartoon-accurate glass/plexi “beaks” likely would’ve looked ridiculous. Now let’s some vehicles!

  • ultra q

    can they kick BATMAN’S ass since they’re not birds…or BATS?

  • Jackie Jormpjomp