Variety Runs Ad for Planned Cobra the Space Pirate Film (Updated)

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Onyx Films, Studio 37's proposed adaptation of Buichi Terasawa's pulp manga

The website posted an image of Onyx Films and Studio 37's advertising for their Cobra the Space Pirate project on Saturday. The ad appears on the front page from Variety magazine's international edition this week. Alexander Aja, the director of Piranha 3D and The Hills Have Eyes film remake, revealed last year that he acquired the film rights to Buichi Terasawa's Space Adventure Cobra manga. The manga follows the pulp science-fiction escapades of a rogue pirate and his female android partner.

Aja and Gregory Levasseur (Aja's High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes) are not only writing the script, but also producing the project with Marc Sessego and Alexandra Milchan.

Cobra began in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1978 and was already adapted into an animated television series and film in 1982. A video anime project, Cobra The Animation: The Psycho-gun, launched in Japan in 2008. A second two-volume project, Cobra The Animation: Time Drive, followed in 2009, and a new Cobra The Animation television series aired last year. Besides Cobra, Terasawa also created the Goku - Midnight Eye and Kabuto manga, along with their respective anime adaptations.

Urban Vision released the 1982 Space Adventure Cobra movie in North America. Crunchyroll began streaming the two anime video projects in several countries in December of 2009, and it simulcasted the new television series as it aired last year.

Update: The Facebook user Oscar no Yukue posted a clearer version of the promotional art. [Via Yaraon!]

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