Published On: Fri, Nov 1st, 2013

‘Star Blazers’ live action film moves ahead with Christopher McQuarrie directing

In addition to the planned Mission Impossible 5 film Christopher McQuarrie appears to be set to move ahead with a live action adaptation of the classic anime Star Blazers.

The filmmaker has been set to helm Skydance Productions’ Star Blazers, two and a half years after he was hired to write it.

The series was based on the Japanese anime series Space Battleship Yamato. Both are described as “space opera,” involving alien invasions, the near extinction of the human race, and a last dash journey through space to save the planet.

The basic plot follows WWII battleship-turned spacecraft Yamata and its attempts to rescue the Earth by finding radiation-emitting technology in space.

McQuarrie will also produce, along with Josh Klein, David Ellison, and Dana Goldberg. Shoji Nishizaki will executive produce with Paul Schwake.

Over the years, the Space Battleship Yamato / Star Blazers franchise has expanded to include more several theatrical and TV movies, comic books, and video games. A live-action adaptation of Space Battleship Yamato was released there in 2010, and an animated remake series titled Space Battleship Yamato 2199 aired in the country earlier this year. (The English dubbed version is called Star Blazers 2199.)



On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required

About the Author

- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



The Global Dispatch Facebook page- click here

Movie News Facebook page - click here

Television News Facebook page - click here

Weird News Facebook page - click here