Piranha Director Evolves Into A “Cobra”

Director Alexander Aja (“Piranha 3D,” “The Hills Have Eyes”) has selected his next project, a film adaptation of Buichi Terasawa’s manga and animated series franchise “Cobra: The Space Pirate” reports Deadline.

Described as a tent pole-sized live action sci-fi franchise, the story is set in a future where merchant spaceships and ruthless brigands sail across space. Cobra is a notorious rogue pirate with a large bounty on his head who teams up with a hunter and seeks a lost treasure hidden on Mars.

The animated series was hugely popular across Europe which is how Aja knows the property. Aja and Gregory Levasseur will pen the script and both will produce alongside Marc Sessego and Alexandra Milchan.