Hong Kong animation studio Imagi, which is producing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Warner Bros. and The Weinstein Company, plans to make a CG-animated Gatchaman, a big screen adaptation of one of the first Japanese comics to make it to TV as an anime series in the 1970s, reports Variety.
The film will retain the series’ five caped superheroes, known as the Intl. Science Organization, and pitch them in a new story against their frequent nemesis Galactor. It will be written and directed by Kevin Munroe, currently fulfilling those duties on “Turtles.”
Production is expected to begin next year. A teaser for Warner Bros.’ “Turtles” will screen at next month’s Comic-Con in San Diego, with the movie expected to open Stateside on March 30.