Cobra Manga Said to Have Received Hollywood Film Offer (Updated)
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The Mainichi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web section reports that manga creator Buichi Terasawa said that he received an offer for a live-action Hollywood film adaptation of his Space Adventure Cobra work — but Terasawa is said to have added, "This is off-the-record, though." He also cautioned that if a live-action film were to be made, it would be partly standalone and separate from his original science-fiction action manga. Terasawa was making an appearance at a June 24 event in Tokyo to promote three new anime series on the 30th anniversary of the original manga about a pirate and his female android partner.
Cobra began in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1978 and was already adapted into an animated television series and film in 1982. The four volumes of the first new anime project, Cobra The Animation: The Psycho-Gun, will be released every other month starting on August 29. A second two-volume video project, Cobra The Animation: Time Drive, will follow next. Finally, a 13-episode television series called Cobra The Animation: Rokunin no Yūshi (The Six Heroes) is set to begin next spring. Urban Vision released the 1982 movie in North America.
Update: Famitsu magazine has posted a video of the June 24 event in which Terasawa briefly discussed the possibility of a live-action film in response to a question.