Production company, Benderspink is adapting the Japanese anime show, Star Blazers (also known as Space Battleship Yamato) for a live-action film.

The series comprised three television series, five animated features and a host of merchandise, says The Hollywood Reporter. The story is set in the 22nd century after an alien attack on Earth has forced survivors to live in underground cities. After a message arrives from a distant planet promising a cure for the proliferating surface radiation, Earth's last vestige of hope rests on the crew of a powerful yet untested spaceship, which must reach the purported new ally and return home before mankind ceases to exist.

A bit of controversy has arose with this new attempt for a film - a live-action adaptation of Star Blazers was set up at Walt Disney Studios in the 1990s. There's no release date or production schedule set for the new film yet.

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