Kamen To Pen Gatchaman Script

Robert Mark Kamen (“The Karate Kid,” “The Professional,” “The Fifth Element,” “The Transpoter”) has been signed to write the screenplay for the upcoming CG-animated motion picture “Gatchaman.”

Based on the successful Japanese anime franchise created by Tatsuo Yoshida (“Speed Racer”) in 1972, “Gatchaman” revolves around a team of five young superhero ninjas who must save the world from alien occupation. It’s more well known in Western countries under its alternate titles – “Battle of the Planets” and “G-Force”.

Kamen will work closely on “Gatchaman” with producer Lynne Southerland and director Kevin Munroe (“TMNT”) for completion in late 2008.