Anime auteur Mamoru Oshii (“Ghost in the Shell”, “The Sky Crawlers”) is set to direct “Assault Girls”, his first live-action film in eight years reports Variety.
Rinko Kikuchi, Meisa Kuroki and Hinako Saeki star as hunters in a desert landscape in a post-apocalyptic world. Their quarry, called “sand whales,” are huge, morphing beasts.
Oshii’s last live-action feature was the 2001 sci-fi epic “Avalon”. A December 19th release in Japan has been announced.