Gainax announced at Japan Expo in Paris that it is producing three anime films based on Leiji Matsumoto’s works with Production GoodBook. The first is The Zero Century Emeraldas, which is scheduled to open in 2020.
The other two films in the trilogy are The Zero Century Herlock in 2023 and The Zero Century Maetel in 2026.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is designing the characters, and Katsumi Itabashi is designing the mecha. Masaki Wachi is writing the script. Toshihisa Kaiya is serving as chief animation director, and Gainax co-founder and president Hiroyuki Yamaga is directing.