View Full Version : Anime Based Movie Bubblegum Crisis Is In The Works

05-15-2009, 06:41 PM

UK, May 14, 2009 - The hugely popular Japanese anime Bubblegum Crisis (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/143/14349668.html) is set to get a celluloid makeover, with six countries partnering to craft a truly international feature.

Production houses from Singapore, Japan, Australia, Canada, China and the UK will work together on the $30m movie, with a 2012 release planned.

For a bit of background, the Bubblegum Crisis anime began as an eight-part series for the straight-to-video market in 1987 and its golbal popularity inspired cartoons, games, toys and other spin-offs.


The story revolves around the Knight Sabers, a team of four young female mercenaries who take on the might of the "Boomers" -- machines built to serve mankind, but which have become deadly instruments of oppression.

Principle photography will be carried out in Australia, and preceded by a reality TV series to find young talent to star in the movie, with the plan to cast the newcomers alongside established A-list names. Producers are also currently looking for a director.

"We're thrilled to be representing this visionary project and we're confident of its global appeal," said Gary Hamilton of Arclight Pictures, one of the companies working on the feature. "It's a truly international production, not just because it's a co-production between six countries, but because the material itself transcends cultural barriers."

This was one of my favourate animes as a kid, it was basically about mecha based superheros set in a bladerunner like future setting, but the budget being set for 30 mil?..I will be amazed if they could pull it off with such a measly amount. It would need at least 120 mil to be done any sort of justice, still if they put the movie in the right hands, someone like Robert Rodriguez who is known for making big movies on small budgets then they could pull it off, but as it stand I remain sceptical.

Guarded By Martyrs
05-15-2009, 08:50 PM
Interesting, I recall hearing about this Anime it looks dope, but I haven't seen it.
"Transformers"/"Revenge Of The Fallen" will be the bench mark.

Thats looking like alot to step to though.
Especially given the funding like you mentioned.

On a similar note, I'd like to see a "Code Geass" film, that would be sick.

Ghost In The 'Lac
05-15-2009, 09:00 PM
wasnt this the show that stole everything from Bladerunner?

05-15-2009, 09:06 PM
^^The makers of the anime made it known that they were greatly influenced by bladerunner, they even named one of the main characters after one of the characters from that movie.

05-15-2009, 10:35 PM
I only seen the remake "Bubblegum Crisis 2040" it was a good anime my fav character on the show always have been Priss
i don't know why they are jumping into making this movie but they yet have even started on the sequel to the series

Bubblegum Crisis 2041

also i have heard many times about James Cameron making Battle Angel Alita which maybe is the only anime adaptation worth waiting for, i wonder if the idea was drop or still alive

05-15-2009, 10:52 PM
Battle Angel Alita is still on the cards, James Cameron said that it came down to either doing Avatar (his current movie) or Alita, he chose the former but he still intends to make Alita.

Dr. Simon Hurt
05-17-2009, 08:40 PM
this was my shit back when i was like 10, it was the first anime i ever saw other than speed racer or g-force...i don't know man, seems unnecessary considering there are elements of it that are derivative of other things (mainly blade runner as has already been said)