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009 Re:Cyborg Film Has English Script in Development

posted on 2012-05-20 17:05 EDT
Director Kenji Kamiyama traveled to California last week to discuss the film

The Facebook page for PH9 Global, the official account for director Kenji Kamiyama's titles, revealed on Tuesday that an English script for his upcoming 009 Re:Cyborg anime film is in development.

Kamiyama travelled to California last week to discuss the film, although the purpose of the trip is not necessarily the English script; California's Skywalker Sound studio is producing the sound for the film, just as it did for The Sky Crawlers, the 2008 update of Ghost in the Shell, and other Production I.G films. Kamiyama's previous credits include Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit.

009 Re:Cyborg, which is Kamiyama's first in full-3D animation, re-imagines Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science fiction manga Cyborg 009. In the original manga, the secret Black Ghost organization transforms nine unsuspecting humans into cyborgs. However, the nine cyborgs turn on their masters and protect the rest of humanity from Black Ghost's plans for world war.

The film will open in Japan on October 27, and it will also open simultaneously in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea. Gatou Asou, the character designer of the film and other anime such as Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit is launching a manga adaptation of the film in the June issue of Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan on May 25.

Thanks to Liam for the news tip.


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