First Look: Promo Art from Alexandre Aja's 'Cobra: The Space Pirate'
I always love seeing this stuff, because it's really just early sales art to create some buzz. ComingSoon has posted a photo of a cover containing some promo art for Cobra: The Space Pirate, the new film from director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha 3D). It's an adaptation of a Japanese manga about a rogue space pirate who teams up with a bounty hunter on an adventure to Mars in search of lost treasure. The pirate, who isn't even cast yet (as far as we know), has "surgically altered his face and erased his memory to hide from enemies," but regains those memories to find the treasure. Sounds fun.
Update: We've added the nice, clean, high res version of the poster below, as it was debuted on Premiere.fr.
Cobra, as it was known in Japan, is a space-opera manga series written & illustrated by Buichi Terasawa, originally running from 1978 to 1984. The screenplay was adapted by Aja's writer Grégory Levasseur. In a future where merchant spaceships and ruthless brigands sail across space, Cobra is a notorious rogue pirate whose refusal to align with the United Galaxies Federation or the Pirates Guild puts him on the business end of a huge bounty. As he tries to avoid capture, Cobra teams up with a sexy bounty hunter named Jane. It's described as a "sci-fi space opera" which sounds awesome. I can't wait to hear more about this. Look good?