Skydance Targets 'Star Blazers'

Mike Fleming, Deadline.com, Monday February 21, 2011 @ 1:26pm
"David Ellison's Skydance Productions is negotiating a rights deal to turn the 1970s animated science fiction TV series Star Blazers into a large scale live action feature. Ellison will hire Christopher McQuarrie to write the script, with Ellison and Josh C. Kline producing with McQuarrie. 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...

"Ellison made a deal with Paramount Pictures in late 2009 to co-finance four to six pictures per year, and then raised a reported $350 million in debt and equity funding. His Paramount deal has gotten off to a flying start: Skydance funded half of True Grit, the $30 million Joel and Ethan Coen-directed Western that is up for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture...

"Ellison is the son of Oracle founder Larry Ellison..."

MOAR

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but this sounds terrible.

If Matsumoto is not involved while he is still here with us on this mortal coil, it will be a shamfest.

-DVC
(getting olderer and bittererer by the minute :/ )

Tohoscope said...

I gotta agree with you. If they don't have Matsumoto on board they've already fucked up.

Bruce Lewis said...

The American STAR BLAZERS movie would star Matt Damon as Derek Wildstar, have that chick from TWILIGHT as the blond, moody Nova, and Samuel L. Jackson as Captain Avatar. The part of Mark Venture would be "reimagined" as a hip-talking black lesbian computer genius in a wheelchair.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ black wheelchair lesbian XD

-DVC