Netflix is developing a CGI-animated ‘Ultraman’ feature movie
Ultraman fans will have something else to anticipate on Netflix in addition to the second season of the ongoing animated series.
The streaming giant is building up a CG-animated feature movie for the franchise still in partnership with Ultraman maker Tsuburaya Productions. While the series proceeds with the storyline of the live action show from the ’60s and focuses on the child of the first Ultraman, the film will have new story altogether.
The film will recount the story of baseball superstar Ken Sato who gets back to Japan to take on the position of the Earth-defending superhero. To entangle the circumstance, he’s additionally compelled to raise an newborn Kaiju and turn into its dad.
The movie will fill in as the feature directorial debut for Shannon Tindle (Coraline), who additionally serves as its writer with Marc Haimes. Meawhile, American visual effects organization Industrial Light and Magic will work with the animation.
The film doesn’t have a release date yet, and all we have now is an idea workmanship you can see above. As per Variety, however, it’s important for Netflix’s endeavors to make Ultraman a crossover phenomenon and an household name around all throughout the world like Pokémon.
Takayuki Tsukagoshi, CEO of Tsuburaya Productions, said:
“Ultraman was born in Japan 55 years ago. This partnership with Netflix will be the first full-scale endeavor to reach the global market for Tsuburaya Productions. Ultraman, since it was created, has charmed many people around the world. And Shannon Tindle is one of those people. He was greatly influenced by Ultraman as a child, and he grew up to become a creator himself. I am delighted that families around the world will be able to watch Shannon and his team’s vision for Ultraman on Netflix and foster feelings of courage, hope and kindness.”