Director Kenji Kamiyama working on English script…
Cyborg 009, Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic manga about a group of nine humans who are turned into cyborgs by a secret organisation, is to be made into a movie.
Director Kenji Kamiyama (Eden Of The East, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit) announced on the official PH9 Global Facebook page that he is currently working on an English script. The project, which is called 009 Re:Cyborg, will also be the director’s first animation to be fully filmed in 3D.
Kamiyama revealed on the Facebook site for his movies that he had already visited California to hold meetings about the film’s production.
However, the director didn’t make it clear if the trip was to discuss the script for 009 Re:Cyborg or if he was meeting representatives from Skywalker Sound, which is handling the soundtrack and effects for the film.
The California-based studio produced the sound for a number of other Production IG films, including The Sky Crawlers and the 2008 update of Ghost In The Shell.
The film will open in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea in October 27, with an international release date still to be announced.
The plot of the science fiction manga sees nine test subjects experimented on by the mysterious Black Ghost group. However, once they realise what has been done to them they rebel and turn on their captors in an attempt to prevent a catastrophic war.
Gatou Asou (Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit), who will serve as character designer for 009 Re:Cyborg, is also drawing a new manga adaptation that is being serialised in Square Enix’s monthly Big Gangan magazine.