Thursday, Toei released the first English-narrated international teaser trailer for its computer-graphics film tentatively titled “Space Pirate Captain Harlock.” The film has Toei Animation dedicating itself to its highest production budget to date. The remake is estimated to cost over $30 million. Check it out!
Based on the original 1977-79 manga by Leiji Matsumoto, the title character rebels against Earth’s inept government and fights for humanity with his crew of 40 aboard his invincible space battleship Arcadia. A television anime series, a few features, and the sequel “Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX”” were inspired by the manga.
Writer Harutoshi Fukui reworked the story to reflect the themes of modern society, and Shinji Aramaki (“Appleseed”) is directing the film using the latest technology to give the feature the feel of a Hollywood style production. The film is slated to open in Japan sometime this fall.