Barber Shops “Gigantor” Film Around

Former Outkast music video helmer Bryan Barber (“Idlewild”) is shopping around “Gigantor”, a $60 million live action film based on the the giant flying robot star of the 60s Japanese cartoon reports Deadline.

Barber controls the movie, merchandise and videogame rights and is attached as director on the project which he’s pitching as “Transformers meets Goonies”. The story follows a 12-year old boy who ends up with the controls to the giant weaponized world-saving robot.

Barber is now assembling a six-minute sizzle reel which he’ll soon be shopping around the studios.