A new teaser trailer for Shinji Aramaki’s CG film adaptation of Leiji Matsumoto’s classic sci-fi manga has been released. Toei, the animation studio behind the project, previously released an anime adaptation of Space Pirate Captain Harlock, but has now taken the franchise in new direction – giving the film its highest production budget at around £19million and using the latest filmmaking technology. The film will be released this autumn.
Toei also previously released a shorter English-dubbed trailer:
Working alongside director Aramaki (Appleseed) is Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC), who is writing the script to reflect themes of modern society. The original manga follows Captain Harlock and his crew of the Arcadia as they fight against foreign invaders who have taken control of humanity.