Gatchamania.net
Register Memberlist Staff Search FAQ Arcade Calendar Gallery Filebase Forums Home  

Gatchamania.net »[Gatchaman Library] »Gatchaman Chat » Battle of the Planets Film News
Print Page | Recommend to Friend | Add Thread to Favorites
Post New Thread Post Reply
Go to the bottom of this page Battle of the Planets Film News
Author
Post « Previous Thread | Next Thread »
The Other Jason The Other Jason is a Male
Exalted Member
  

avatar

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 11-08-2010
Posts: 197

spacer
Battle of the Planets Film News Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Hi all,

I thought I'd start a dedicated thread to this topic so any news and updates from anyone can be posted in one place. With that said, I'll start it off with a modified version of my response in the other thread...

I wish I could pass along more information, but there just isn't much more at the moment. The Russo Brothers' AGBO company has a production deal in place and will look to develop Battle of the Planets as a feature film. What kind? Joe Russo has said "If we were to make it, it would be live-action," and "We love this show, I used to race home from school every day just to watch this at 4 o’clock."

The "if" in his statement refers to the fact they're not sure if the two brothers will direct the Battle feature or produce it and hand directing duties off to someone else. Also, no writer has been chosen for the project yet.

This is all very early and the road to a feature film is long and difficult. But if all goes well, we'll all be able to enjoy a fun project within the next couple years! I'm hopeful I will be able to supply more information and details in the future.

More soon!

The Other Jason
www.battleoftheplanets.info

No new posts 21-07-2019 16:27 The Other Jason is offline Send an Email to The Other Jason Homepage of The Other Jason Search for Posts by The Other Jason Add The Other Jason to your Buddy List
Becky Rock Becky Rock is a Female
Gatchamaniac
     

avatar


I am a Condor.

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 16-04-2009
Posts: 6396

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Years ago, I belonged to a group of Loudoun County (Virginia) writers (fiction and nonfiction) trying to break into the industry. We met monthly, tried to get some things going for local writers and networked. At some of our meetings, we invited local traditionally published authors to talk abut their experiences.

One of them told us about an interesting habit in Hollywood. A group would offer someone (script writer, published author, etc) a contract for the right to make their work into a movie. The contract would be for ten years. The owner of the work would be paid an annual retainer for the movie rights to their work for ten years. The amount could range anywhere from $10,000 to hundreds of thousands each year. If a movie was made, they'd get a set amount (but lose all of their rights and any more payments). If no movie was made by the end of the ten years, the owner got the movie rights back. One author said he was so horrified by the movie version he disavowed himself of it.

I seem to remember Warner Brothers considering it around the same time the Gatchaman disguised as BotP comic came out back in 2000-2001 timeframe.

I hope this wasn't initiated in those veins.

__________________
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers so far...

No new posts 22-07-2019 00:19 Becky Rock is offline Send an Email to Becky Rock Search for Posts by Becky Rock Add Becky Rock to your Buddy List
Daniella T Daniella T is a Female
GatchaFreak
    

avatar


I am a Condor.

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 18-09-2011
Posts: 2639

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Oh boy! I just read the news on Twitter. Don't, don't mess this up, Russo people!

__________________
They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Naturally, they became heroes -- Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan.

No new posts 22-07-2019 13:18 Daniella T is offline Send an Email to Daniella T Search for Posts by Daniella T Add Daniella T to your Buddy List
The Other Jason The Other Jason is a Male
Exalted Member
  

avatar

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 11-08-2010
Posts: 197

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Hi Becky,

quote:
Originally posted by Becky Rock
Years ago, I belonged to a group of Loudoun County (Virginia) writers (fiction and nonfiction) trying to break into the industry. We met monthly, tried to get some things going for local writers and networked. At some of our meetings, we invited local traditionally published authors to talk abut their experiences.

One of them told us about an interesting habit in Hollywood. A group would offer someone (script writer, published author, etc) a contract for the right to make their work into a movie...

I seem to remember Warner Brothers considering it around the same time the Gatchaman disguised as BotP comic came out back in 2000-2001 timeframe.

I hope this wasn't initiated in those veins.


That's an interesting writing/contract arrangement you described. I haven't heard of anything like that. I really don't know all the circumstances that led people to us at Sandy Frank's, nor their motivations and levels of knowledge for the Battle property. I felt many of them who were interested in television or film projects seemed to come from the standpoints of being sincere fans though.

Yes, Warner Bros. Animation was interested in Battle when Mr. Frank had the rights. They were vying for feature film rights along with a few other high profile studios. For varied reasons, nothing ever came from the interest even though one of the studios was *very* close to being signed.

I have added a page to my site to follow any potential film news, and will keep posting things here of course. Hope for updates soon!

他のジェイソン
www.battleoftheplanets.info

No new posts 23-07-2019 00:51 The Other Jason is offline Send an Email to The Other Jason Homepage of The Other Jason Search for Posts by The Other Jason Add The Other Jason to your Buddy List
The Other Jason The Other Jason is a Male
Exalted Member
  

avatar

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 11-08-2010
Posts: 197

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Hi all,

Here is some interesting news about the Battle of the Planets movie from Joe Russo, via collider.com.

Joe Russo, co-director and producer of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame with his brother Anthony, recently shared some updates on a few of the highly-anticipated projects they currently have in development at AGBO. Speaking with Collider’s Steve Weintraub in an exclusive conversation, Russo teased some details about the current status of their live-action adaptation of the 1977 animated series Battle of the Planets.

“It’s not going to be a direct adaptation of the series,” Russo said of Battle of the Planets. “It’s going to be our own story that we tell surrounding a group of genetically altered kids who are involved in a space war… That could take months of gestating, and trying to figure out what the new mythology is. And then we commit that to a bible, and then from that bible we do some artwork as exploration, and once we have artwork that we’re inspired by we then commit that to a script. So we’re in the bible phase for Battle of the Planets at the moment.”

Battle of the Planets was an Americanized version of a Japanese cartoon series titled Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, about a team of young fighters called G-Force tasked with defending Earth from intergalactic enemies. It was not dissimilar from Voltron, in that G-Force flew one giant spaceship that contained several smaller, equally righteous vehicles. It’ll be interesting to see what the Russos’ take on the series ends up being, but blockbuster space battles seem firmly within their wheelhouse.



The Other Jason
www.battleoftheplanets.info

This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by The Other Jason on 23-04-2020 at 05:26.
No new posts 23-04-2020 01:15 The Other Jason is offline Send an Email to The Other Jason Homepage of The Other Jason Search for Posts by The Other Jason Add The Other Jason to your Buddy List
Katblu42 Katblu42 is a Female
Forum Legend
     

avatar


I am a Condor.

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 19-10-2016
Posts: 870

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

I just saw this on Facebook too.

I'm feeling pretty disappointed with this news - I'm less excited about the whole project now. It won't stop me seeing the movie when it eventually comes out, though.

I also find the Voltron comparison a bit insulting since both BOTP and Gatchaman came before Voltron (and Beast King Go Lion).

__________________
"First things first, but not necessarily in that order." 4th Doctor

No new posts 23-04-2020 07:01 Katblu42 is offline Send an Email to Katblu42 Search for Posts by Katblu42 Add Katblu42 to your Buddy List
KT1972 KT1972 is a Female
Gatchamaniac
     

avatar


I am a Condor.

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 02-11-2011
Posts: 24457

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Yeah, I was hoping they would stay true to the original BotP as we knew it growing up, but I suppose they have to appeal to a new generation for whom outer space is not totally the big, exciting mystery it was in our time.

I'll certainly try to see it once it's released, but now I'm feeling it'll be more like Gatchaman crowds, than the old favourite we know and love.

__________________
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope. - HELEN KELLER

No new posts 23-04-2020 08:17 KT1972 is offline Send an Email to KT1972 Search for Posts by KT1972 Add KT1972 to your Buddy List
Becky Rock Becky Rock is a Female
Gatchamaniac
     

avatar


I am a Condor.

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 16-04-2009
Posts: 6396

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

I'm guessing when they're using the term 'bible' it's their version of BotP. I'm hoping they don't mean they intend to fully replace what BotP was with what they want it to be.

But then again, as fanfic writers, haven't we been creating our own versions of both BotP and Gatchaman, especially if we've written a series of interconnecting fics?

__________________
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers so far...

No new posts 23-04-2020 19:05 Becky Rock is offline Send an Email to Becky Rock Search for Posts by Becky Rock Add Becky Rock to your Buddy List
The Other Jason The Other Jason is a Male
Exalted Member
  

avatar

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 11-08-2010
Posts: 197

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Hi Kat,

quote:
Originally posted by Katblu42
I'm feeling pretty disappointed with this news - I'm less excited about the whole project now. It won't stop me seeing the movie when it eventually comes out, though.

I also find the Voltron comparison a bit insulting since both BOTP and Gatchaman came before Voltron (and Beast King Go Lion).


I thought that was curious. The author admitted the similarity between the two, but didn't discuss the fact that a good chunk of the creative staff of Voltron came directly from Battle.

It's still very early in the process and I'm curious to see what direction the creative team of the film will follow. Of course, I hope it will reflect what so many of us loved about the original series.

The Other Jason
www.battleoftheplanets.info

No new posts 24-04-2020 04:10 The Other Jason is offline Send an Email to The Other Jason Homepage of The Other Jason Search for Posts by The Other Jason Add The Other Jason to your Buddy List
Daniella T Daniella T is a Female
GatchaFreak
    

avatar


I am a Condor.

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 18-09-2011
Posts: 2639

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Disappointing...

You’d think they would have learnt a lesson from Star Wars, ie that sticking to the original is a good thing...
Just compare the prequels with Episodes 7, 8 and 9.

__________________
They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Naturally, they became heroes -- Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan.

No new posts 24-04-2020 21:06 Daniella T is offline Send an Email to Daniella T Search for Posts by Daniella T Add Daniella T to your Buddy List
Becky Rock Becky Rock is a Female
Gatchamaniac
     

avatar


I am a Condor.

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 16-04-2009
Posts: 6396

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

The problem is, even with those of us who hated the changes after reading a lot of the books that continued the movies (Ben is Luke and Mara's son, not Leia and Han's!!!), they made a bleeping load of money.

quote:
Originally posted by Daniella T
Disappointing...

You’d think they would have learnt a lesson from Star Wars, ie that sticking to the original is a good thing...
Just compare the prequels with Episodes 7, 8 and 9.

__________________
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers so far...

No new posts 24-04-2020 22:23 Becky Rock is offline Send an Email to Becky Rock Search for Posts by Becky Rock Add Becky Rock to your Buddy List
Ebonyswanne Ebonyswanne is a Female
Gatchamaniac
     

avatar


I am a Swan.

23 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 25-04-2007
Posts: 5539

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

quote:
Originally posted by Becky Rock
I'm guessing when they're using the term 'bible' it's their version of BotP. I'm hoping they don't mean they intend to fully replace what BotP was with what they want it to be.

But then again, as fanfic writers, haven't we been creating our own versions of both BotP and Gatchaman, especially if we've written a series of interconnecting fics?


They left enough plot holes for us to fill in that's for sure. No real ending for the series, and that's only one. I had to go and create my own ending. several times. Wink

__________________
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up- Pablo Picasso.

This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by Ebonyswanne on 25-04-2020 at 02:00.
No new posts 25-04-2020 01:59 Ebonyswanne is offline Send an Email to Ebonyswanne Search for Posts by Ebonyswanne Add Ebonyswanne to your Buddy List
Ebonyswanne Ebonyswanne is a Female
Gatchamaniac
     

avatar


I am a Swan.

23 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 25-04-2007
Posts: 5539

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

quote:
Originally posted by The Other Jason
Hi all,

Here is some interesting news about the Battle of the Planets movie from Joe Russo, via collider.com.

Joe Russo, co-director and producer of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame with his brother Anthony, recently shared some updates on a few of the highly-anticipated projects they currently have in development at AGBO. Speaking with Collider’s Steve Weintraub in an exclusive conversation, Russo teased some details about the current status of their live-action adaptation of the 1977 animated series Battle of the Planets.

“It’s not going to be a direct adaptation of the series,” Russo said of Battle of the Planets. “It’s going to be our own story that we tell surrounding a group of genetically altered kids who are involved in a space war… That could take months of gestating, and trying to figure out what the new mythology is. And then we commit that to a bible, and then from that bible we do some artwork as exploration, and once we have artwork that we’re inspired by we then commit that to a script. So we’re in the bible phase for Battle of the Planets at the moment.”

Battle of the Planets was an Americanized version of a Japanese cartoon series titled Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, about a team of young fighters called G-Force tasked with defending Earth from intergalactic enemies. It was not dissimilar from Voltron, in that G-Force flew one giant spaceship that contained several smaller, equally righteous vehicles. It’ll be interesting to see what the Russos’ take on the series ends up being, but blockbuster space battles seem firmly within their wheelhouse.



The Other Jason
www.battleoftheplanets.info


Sounds like they could be taking a more serious take on the whole series. Wondering if they're trying to appeal to adult fans. Like they have done for other hero's.

__________________
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up- Pablo Picasso.

No new posts 25-04-2020 02:04 Ebonyswanne is offline Send an Email to Ebonyswanne Search for Posts by Ebonyswanne Add Ebonyswanne to your Buddy List
The Other Jason The Other Jason is a Male
Exalted Member
  

avatar

0 fics uploaded

Registration Date: 11-08-2010
Posts: 197

spacer
Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Post Report Post to a Moderator        IP Information Go to the top of this page

Hi Ebonyswanne,

quote:
Originally posted by Ebonyswanne

Sounds like they could be taking a more serious take on the whole series. Wondering if they're trying to appeal to adult fans. Like they have done for other hero's.


That's quite possible.

Here is a short YouTube video from Collider talking directly with Joe Russo. He says pretty much the same as the text quote, but with slightly more detail.


The Other Jason
www.battleoftheplanets.info

This post has been edited 2 time(s), it was last edited by The Other Jason on 25-04-2020 at 06:12.
No new posts 25-04-2020 06:11 The Other Jason is offline Send an Email to The Other Jason Homepage of The Other Jason Search for Posts by The Other Jason Add The Other Jason to your Buddy List
Members browsing this thread: none
Post New Thread Post Reply
Rate Thread: 

very bad very bad 

1

2

3

4

5
 very good very good 

Go to: