When I was a kid I loved Battle Of The Planets. I had no idea that it was a Japanese cartoon named Gatchaman that had been re-worked for American audiences, I just loved the show. It was weird, it was action packed and it had a robot that lived underwater. Years later I got to see the original Gatchaman and loved it just the same. A while back Imagi Studios, the same folks behind the very cool CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, had begun work on bringing Gatchaman back to the big screen. That dream came crashing down when the Imagi LA Office was closed and production halted completely. TWITCH has released this trailer which shows the direction the movie was going in and might be the only footage of this we ever see. Check out the footage:
I don't love this footage because I've always been a big fan of the original animation but it has some cool things happening and I was amped it was sticking closer to the original Gatchaman plot than the heavily re-worked Battle Of The Planets story line. The Hong Kong site for the film is still up and saying the film will be out by 2011 but somehow I doubt it.