The production company Davis Film announced at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday that it acquired the film adaptation rights for Takao Saito’s assassin manga Golgo 13 from Japan’s LEED Publishing Co., Ltd.
The manga launched in November 1968 in the January 1969 issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic magazine, and it is the longest-running manga still being serialized. It centers around the unrivaled assassin-for-hire Duke Togo and his exploits around the world. The manga already inspired two earlier live-action films (one starring Ken Takakura in 1973 and another starring Sonny Chiba in 1977), an anime film, a video anime project, and a television anime series.
Davis Film’s previous film credits include the live-action film based on Crying Freeman manga, as well as the live-action films based on the Resident Evil and Silent Hill video game franchises. Samuel Hadida founded and presides over Davis Film.
Viz Media published selected chapters from the four-decade-long run of the original manga in North America. Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Film released the television anime series.
For 47 years, business men have been enjoying the adventures of cold hearted assassin Golgo 13. Why shouldn’t Americans appreciate the exploits of manga’s foremost professional killer? Well, Sony’s hacking scandal results in their e-mail exchanges being leaked, and part of trove included former CEO Amy Pascal included discussions of a G14 franchise, from The Raid’s Gareth Evans and Rick Cook (the Wizardry series).
I can imagine how stressful and painful process it is but everyone seems behaving very professionally, I’ve heard. This is happening everywhere now. I hope we can go over this soon and move onto the growth phase again. Can’t wait to see amazing spiderman 2. Look forward to catching up with you soon. Best K A
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差出人: Pascal, Amy
日時: Friday, March 21, 2014 02:23 AM
宛先: Ambe, Kaz
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Yes that would be fantastic
It was a difficult week in la with all the cuts
But things are really exciting on the
Let’s catch up soon
And thanks for thee tip about the manga