The Sports Nippon magazine is reporting that that a Hollywood live-action adaptation of the Space Battleship Yamato anime (which was released in North America under the title, Star Blazers) has been green-lit. According to the report, the film will be released as Star Blazers as soon as 2017. Shoji Nishizaki, the adopted son of the late Yamato producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki, is listed as the executive producer, and Sports Nippon indicates that it is possible that Japanese actors will appear in the cast.
Skydance Productions will be producing the project, and Christopher McQuarrie will direct as soon as he finished 2015’s Mission: Impossible 5. The Deadline website reported in October 2013 that McQuarrie had been attached to direct Skydance Productions’ planned live-action film remake of Star Blazers.