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Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Live-Action Patlabor Visual Released, Website Updated

The latest Live-Action Patlabor Visual was recently released after it project was revealed at the Taiwan International Comic Exposition. The Next Generation Patlabor website has also been updated, following from the Patlabor mecha images circulating online that was reported to be the prop for the said live-action movie. This massive prop mentioned was seen at the Nanbu-Shijō area of Yokohama City, just south of Tokyo.

In a Japan Expo event held in Paris recently, TOHOKUSHINSHA Film Corporation confirmed that Mamoru Oshii will be part of the production of the live action adaptation project of Patlabor. Mamoru Oshii is part of HEADGEAR who used to serve as the writer-director and one of the original creators of the Mobile Police Patlabor anime series. A teaser banner and the official website was launched recently with the title Mamoru Oshii x The Next Generation - Patlabor.

The project was  first announced in March this year and is scheduled to be released in 2014. Graphics and audio studio, Omnibus Japan that is  tied with TOHOKUSHINSHA, is co-producing the new project. Omnibus Japan's known works include doing graphics for Ghost in the Shell and the Evangelion movies.


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