According to the website KDrama Star a live action adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam is in pre-production. Being a huge fan of Gundam and other Mecha shows this is great news, and above is a supposed still from the movie itself. Continue reading
Bouncing around the Interwebs I uncovered more pictures of the Patlabor unit, these unofficial images via the Mecha Guy give a better sense of scale of this huge 1:1 scale prop. I am seriously amazed at the gumption of these film makers going all out to build one of these units. See the rest of the images after the jump. Continue reading
I am very excited about this, after discovering the unofficial pictures of the life-size Patlabor, the official movie images are starting to turn up. This is fantastic evocative use of the prop with luck we wont be too far away from seeing a trailer 🙂 Continue reading
I am a huge fan of the Mecha Anime that comes out of Japan, not the super-robot stuff, but the realistic mecha anime like the Police procedure Patlabor, the UC0079 Gundam and Armored Suit Votoms. There is something about the genre I really like, maybe because it is more grounded and the situations are much more realistic because of it.
Now the most grounded of these anime is Patlabor, which is the story of the Mobile Police Patrol Labor Special Vehicles Second Division that is used to combat rogue Labor units. And I’ve just learned via Bleeding Cool News that they are making a live action Patlabor movie! Continue reading