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Live-action 'Captain Harlock' movie announced


Anime News Network posted the story:

The Korean production company Eight Peaks announced on April 10 that it signed a joint production contract with Japan's Genome Entertainment to make a Captain Harlock film with an initial investment of US$10 million. Eight Peaks projects that the total production cost of the film will be in the US$100-million range, and that it will foot 20% of the bill. Eight Peaks CEO and director Won Ju-Han coordinated the agreement, and Hidemi Satani (Azumi, Armitage III, Cromartie High - The Movie) is producing from Genome's side. Eight Peaks is best known for the hit live-action comedy/drama series Princess Hours (Palace).
The complete story is here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-04-11/korea-eight-peaks-plan s-captain-harlock-movie

Update, April 16th: Leiji Matsumoto hasn't given his consent for the announced film. "Matsumoto told the Mainichi Shimbun paper that he knew about the announcement, but he was not directly and formally notified about it."
Link: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-04-16/matsumoto-korean-harlo ck-film-planned-without-consent

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