Hurd To Produce Live-Action “Gaiking”

Valhalla Entertainment, Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works are teaming to develop Toei’s iconic but short-lived 1970s anime property “Gaiking” into a live-action feature for the international market.

The story follows a young man who is recruited to serve as the lead pilot for the Super Robot Gaiking.

When Earth is threatened, he emerges as the only one who can pilot the massive robot. He and his fellow co-pilots must fight off an alien force.

The anime became part of the “Shogun Warriors” toyline and later was aired under the name “Force Five” in Western markets in the early 1980s.

Gale Ann Hurd, Yoshi Ikezawa and Joseph Chou will produce. No screenwriter is yet attached.

Source: Variety