In a new interview, author Hiroya Oku revealed that he can’t create a new GANTZ anime until Hollywood gives him back the rights to the series.
Author GANTZHiroya Oku, seems to regret making a deal with a Hollywood studio for the rights to the series.
In a new interview with Crunchyroll, Oku has been candid about the long-rumored American live-action GANTZ remake. During the interview, Oku said that a contract with a Hollywood production company is preventing future anime adaptations of his work, saying, “Well, I can’t talk about all the details. on that subject, but a Hollywood company has the rights to the GANTZ adaptation at the moment, and unless they return the rights to us, we won’t be able to make an anime or live-action adaptation of the manga. is kind of a Hollywood deal; they own all the adaptations including the anime and the live-action, excluding the manga.” Oku has made it clear that this is why the GANTZ: Emanga spinoff hasn’t seen an anime adaptation yet, and he expressed his disappointment with the situation, saying, “There is another spinoff called GANTZ: E that is serialized on Young Jump (illustrated by Jin Kagetsu) right now, which has been granted permission. made by the manufacturer [vì đó là một bộ truyện tranh], although a film adaptation of that anime will not be made. Honestly, it becomes a pain. “
Oku revealed that the contract, signed in 2020, will likely hold future GANTZ projects for at least the next four years. “I haven’t been updated on how the Hollywood adaptation is going or if it’s actually being made. It’s likely that COVID-19 has put a lot of new projects on hold there, and GANTZ is probably is one of them,” Oku said, adding defiantly “If that’s the case, I want to get the rights back.”
Although the announcement of a live-action remake of the US GANTZ was never officially announced and Oku did not name the disgruntled Hollywood company, previous rumors indicated that the film was produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment. export. Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow producer and writer Marc Guggenheim previously hinted on Twitter that he was involved in the project.
GANTZ tells the story of two high school students who apparently died in a subway accident and wake up in the middle of an empty apartment. The two boys are told that their lives are over, and now both must participate in a hunt for alien beings who are living in secrecy on Earth. The group is provided with advanced technological equipment that gives them superhuman abilities, and is promised a return to their previous lives if they hunt down enough aliens. The series received widespread critical acclaim for its unpredictable story, character development, and brutal action.
The original manga began serialization in 2000 and lasted until 2013, and was also adapted into an anime series in 2004 by studio Gonzo (Last Exile) and director Ichiro Itano, who previously worked on the series. works for both the Macross and Mobile Suit Gundam franchises. The series has also been adapted into two Japanese live-action films, both released in 2011.