The rumored Hollywood film adaptation of Gantz (Gantsu), the famous manga written and drawn by Hiroya Oku it will be done, with Sony having already chosen who will be the director of the film.
Julius Avery will direct Gantz’s live action film
As reported by Deadline Julius Avery, an Australian filmmaker we have already seen at the opear with Son fo Gun And Overlord, will direct the film following a screenplay written by Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow).
Temple Hill will take care of the production of Gantz’s live action film which is still in the initial stages, so much so that a start date has not yet been communicated.
Gantz texture and details
The manga series tells the story of Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, two friends both victims of a subway accident, become part of a semi-posthumous “game” finding themselves in an apartment in Tokyo in the company of other people who also recently died in several ways. No one can leave the apartment and, shortly after, a mysterious black sphere called Gantz is activated providing the protagonists with a whole series of futuristic equipment such as different types of weapons and a suit that gives superhuman resistance and speed.
Now owned by the sphere that seems to have recruited them, all the protagonists will be brought back to the real world but they will have to hunt down and eliminate heavily armed super aliens hiding on Earth.
Among the most famous Seinen manga ever, with over 16 million copies sold only in Japan, Gantz gave birth to an anime television series of 26 episodes divided into two seasons: Gantz: The First Stage And Gantz: The Second Stage as well as some spin-offs of various nature such as a live-action duology made in Japan (Gantz – The beginning and Gantz Revolution), two manga and two light novels.
In Italy, the manga was published by Planet Manga and ended in 2013 after the release of the 37th and last volume.