News Hollywood Anime Update: Pet Shop of Horrors, Witch Hunter Robin, Sailor Moon
posted on 2006-06-01 10:28 EDT by Jonathan Mays
Variety reports Pet Shop of Horrors movie underway, Witch Hunter Robin still in development, Sailor Moon rights acquired
A Variety article on Hollywood anime adaptations revealed new details on several upcoming productions:
Since 1997, Hollywood has been acquiring major anime properties like "Sailor Moon," about a group of young girls gifted with magical powers and skimpy costumes; "Speed Racer," a '60s series about a heroic racecar driver; and "Battle Angel Alita," in which a skull-cracking female cyborg searches for her past.
Dozens of projects are already rumbling into production. Weta is attached to "EVA" and already started creating concept art. James Cameron is directing "Battle Angel," and he's spent the past 10 months developing the technology necessary to bring it to the bigscreen. "Pet Shop of Horrors," another Tokyopop project that's a "Twilight Zone"-esque series about a mysterious pet store, is set up with Rogue Pictures, and even Roy Lee is developing a TV series based on the acclaimed "Witch Hunter Robin" anime.