Check This Out: Awesome New Gatchaman Concept Art
If you're a sci-fan in the least, you definitely need to stop and take a look. Imagi Animation's creative director Felix Ip has just released a few new concept art photos from the upcoming Gatchaman CGI film. We've mentioned this movie a couple of times before, but I can't seem to find any of the original concept art so I've added some of the older artwork below as well. Gatchaman is a sci-fi CGI movie being developed by the same studio that brought us TMNT. Originally, Kevin Munroe, who also directed the recent TMNT, was attached to direct Gatchaman, calling it "one of those [experiences] that was a big formative thing as a kid." However, at the moment, no director is attached and the project is still stuck in early development. Maybe these new concept art photos will start some buzz and push it back into production?
Gatchaman is based on a 1972 Japanese anime that was imported as a show called Battle of the Planets or G-Force. Best described as a sci-fi action anime, the series focused on five young superhero ninjas that dressed like birds and fought in space. These five superheroes worked for Dr. Kozaburo Nambu of the fictitious "International Science Organization" to oppose a group of technologically advanced villains, known as Galactor, from trying to take control of the earth's natural resources. Sounds like an intriguing concept to begin with and when you combine that with the concept art below, it all becomes quite exciting. As Munroe explained in an interview previously, "as much of a step as Turtles was, hopefully Gatchaman's going to be that much more. Like it's PG-13 CGI, and all CGI. It's going to be really… hardcore sci-fi."
Gatchaman does not currently have a director attached, however the film is in development at Imagi Animation. Kevin Munroe, of TMNT previously, as well as Paul Dini and Robert Mark Kamen, of The Fifth Element and The Transporter, all helped pen this adaptation. Warner Brothers will be releasing Gatchaman sometime in 2009 or 2010. Stay tuned for more updates on this film as we receive them!
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
Looks beautiful - some amazing artwork, lets hope the film lives up to it.
dom on Aug 1, 2008
that looks totally chaotic and awesome. Looking forward to it!
Rico on Aug 1, 2008
It is really nice ... Alex I am asking you again what happen to the topic : Host 2 ? with the short clip ?
Shero on Aug 1, 2008
and by the way the creatures up in the concept looks almost like the same creatures in Starship Troopers
Shero on Aug 1, 2008
I always thought this would be a cool idea. Ever watch some of the pre-rendered promotion trailers for new video games? Some of them are just awesome and you think they should make this into a full fledged film and story.
John on Aug 1, 2008
http://artgerm.deviantart.com/art/Shining-Force-62693511 I'm not the artist of this poster, but I thought it was pretty cool and that you'd like to have a look at it. The two are probably not connected whatsoever, but it's still really interesting.
maverick on Aug 1, 2008
THIS IS SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANT WAIT.
THERBLIG on Aug 1, 2008
like no.2 said chaotic, thats what people want to see.
Darrin on Aug 1, 2008
I didn't have a clue what this was as I read the topic. But then I saw the second to last picture and all these images flashed through my head. I definitely remember seeing that "costume" before. These look cool, but concept art always looks cool. @ #3 - I saw it when it was up. It looked rather fake to me, so that may have been why it was removed. Or the video was taken off youtube so the topic had no more use being on the site.
Viper on Aug 1, 2008
Jessica on Aug 1, 2008
Isn't Gatchaman an anime? These pictures look badass btw!!
Blake B on Aug 1, 2008
Thanks #9 - Viper for the answer ... I comment on it as a commercial tour from Korea to china 🙂
Shero on Aug 1, 2008
and by the way thanks Alex Billington for the answer too ( that I got from Viper - #9 ..not from you Alex ) ...it is not a shame if you say or write ( I am sorry ) ... when there is something wrong ... !!! 😉 just try to answer when some one ask you for information ...
Shero on Aug 1, 2008
no way! I totally remember G-Force!! Awesome backgrounds. Hope they wont stray too far from the look of these when it's done.
cyn on Aug 1, 2008
i was a HUGE fan of battle of the planets when i was young and would love to see this movie when it's in theaters! awesome art, hope the movie follows close behind it
thejugfather on Aug 1, 2008
the concept art look great, im hoping this goes back into production soon could be a great sci-fi movie.
Curtis on Aug 1, 2008
Only those top two are new; the other ones (with the © 2007 date) are all from back when Kevin Munroe was still attached.
Gordon on Aug 1, 2008
Kevin Munroe gone is a good thing, This is Gatchman here, not G-force!
Bindo on Aug 11, 2008
Aw man, I was hooked on Battle of the Planets (G-Force) every morning as a kid on L.A.'s channel 11. I bought all the DVDs recently for the pure nostalgia - great anime. Then I hear Capcom is bringing the G-Force team into the Street Fighter series - I was like HOLY SHIT !!!! And now a CGI Film with someone who was involved with The Fifth Element ( another fave )? Dude, I just HOPE the CGI film works out very well. Looking forward to this and TRON 2, most definitely !
Grooveraider on Aug 27, 2008
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EledTollode on May 17, 2009
estoy interesado en comprar saga de gatchaman
eduardo on Nov 19, 2009
Nice! A Gatchaman movie! My brother's gonna love this! I'll share this when he goes online. He's the type that watches a lot of nostalgic movies during his free time! He especially likes the stuff from Tatsunoko. Speed Racer (Mach Go Go Go), Yatterman, Casshern, etc. He has copies of the movies and the series at his pad. I'll be looking forward to this movie, too! I heard they're showing some time in 2011.
Michelle Pendlelton on Mar 7, 2011
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