(Last Updated On: November 2, 2021)
On Manday Entertainment webste Deadline announced that Overlord (2018 horror movie) director Julius Avery will direct GANTZ based on a script from Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim, with Sony Pictures set to distribute the film, though not A date has been set at this stage. the movie just had its director after all.
Temple Hill, known for the Twilight series and John Green book adaptations The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, will produce the GANTZ film for Sony Pictures.
During an interview with Crunchyroll earlier this year, GANTZ creator Hiroya Oku mentioned that the deal to make a GANTZ movie live came in 2020 and that production likely stalled due to COVID-19. Oku exclaimed that if production didn’t move forward, he would have liked to see the rights returned, but considering that Sony Pictures is moving forward, Oku will have to wait for the rights to return.
Tokyo teens Kei and Masaru are killed by a subway train but awaken in a room with an ominous black orb that gives them weapons, suits . . . and orders. Fighting bizarre alien monstrosities in a deadly game, will they win their freedom or die for the final time?
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The original GANTZ manga series is released in English by Dark Horse Comics, with a 2004 anime adaptation directed by Ichiro Itano at GONZO. The series has also been adapted into two Japanese live-action films in 2011 and a CGI film in 2016.