Clearly video games are a lost cause when it comes to bringing them to film formats, but one style of storytelling that seems to be jumping in line the live-action adaptations for anime. Anime may be one of the richest mediums for original, inspired, stylized source material out there with fan bases to prove it, but with Ghost in the Shell getting a wide release this year, it’s time for other properties to confirm their existence. Right now, the latest anime adaptation will be Star Blazers aka Space Battleship Yamato.
Christopher McQuarrie, director of the upcoming sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise will helm the film. An exclusive interview with Skydance Media CEO David Ellison LRM was able to get an update on the project:
“We actually just hired Zach Dean to write the script, and we are working on it for it to be Christopher McQuarrie’s next movie after Mission: Impossible. Chris has been working on the film for a long time. It’s something that we’ve loved and been passionate about for years. This was something we originally went after seven years ago, and it took almost two years to get all of the rights to put together, which tells you how much we love it. The script is being written, literally, as we speak, and we want there to be a completed screenplay once Christopher McQuarrie finishes Mission: Impossible.”
It doesn’t get much more definitive than that. Fans of the anime and cartoon should be thrilled knowing that it will be in such good hands. McQuarrie did a stellar job at directing Rogue Nation and seems like he’ll be upping the ante on this sixth film so if he gets the chance to do somewhat a of a anime fused Star Trek type of film then we are in for a serious treat.