ICHI THE KILLER Director Takashi Miike to Helm Live-Action TERRA FORMARS

A TerraFormars live-action movie made by Takashi Miike? Well, I’ve seen the anime and yeah…… it isn’t that good. At all. I wonder with Miike’s direction that he could make a better version of that in a movie than in that 13-episode anime series.

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Crunchyroll reports that Takashi Miike, the notorious director of films like Ichi The Killer and Audition, has been confirmed to direct a live-action adaptation of the popular sci-fi manga/anime, Terra Formars. In a February 12, 2015 press conference, Miike is quoted as saying, “I’m gonna prove a great film can be made from a great manga. If you despise films, you’ll get burned!”

Terra Formars, written by Yu Sasuga and drawn by Kenichi Tachibara, has been serialized in Japan since 2011 and is published in North America by Viz Media. Set in the far future, the story involves humans fighting for control of Mars against giant humanoid cockroaches who mutated after scientists attempted to colonize the planet using mold and normal cockroaches. A 13-episode anime adaptation aired last fall and is currently available on Crunchyroll.

In his storied career (including directing 13 films between 2001…

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