Clash of the Titans screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi have been hired to write the screenplay. Big Man Japan starred Hitoshi Matsumoto, who also wrote and directed, as a simple man living in a rundown house. He occasionally turns into a 90-foot giant who defends Japan against evil creatures hell-bent on destruction.
It isn't known if this remake will be set in America or Japan, or when Columbia Pictures is hoping to start production. No director has been attached to the Big Man Japan remake as of yet. Big Man Japan was released theatrically in the United States in May 2009 by Magnet Releasing.