[Movies] Chris McQuarrie To Adapt 1970s Anime Star Blazers Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.30.2013
A new sci-fi film...
Deadline reports that Skydance Productions has hired Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) to write and direct a live-action adaptation of the 1970s sci-fi anime series Star Blazers. McQuarrie, Josh Klein, David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce. Shouji Nizhizaki and Paul Schwake will executive produce. McQuarrie had been set as a writer when Skydance acquired the series in 2011.
The series sees Earth's atmosphere destroyed by an alien race. The survivors have one year before radiation hits their underground hideout and destroys the human race. They find alien technology that can take a small crew across space to get a way to stop extinction. The plan is to create a franchise for the series, which came before both Star Wars and Battlestar Galatica.