THIS WEEK IT WAS REVEALED THAT TERMINATOR WILL HAVE A NEW ADAPTATION AS A STUDIO ANIME BEHIND GHOST IN THE SHELL
Production I. G is a well-known studio when it comes to the world of anime. He is responsible for the Ghost in the Shell series, and has worked on various installments of it over time.
It usually focuses on adapting manga or other stories originating from Japan. But this week it came out that he will make a new adaptation, and this time, based on a well-known franchise in the West. It is none other than Terminator.
THE STUDIO IN CHARGE OF GHOST IN THE SHELL IS IN CHARGE
It will be a new Netflix exclusive, which participates in its production alongside Skydance. The participation of Production I.G is something that could be expected.
Not for nothing did this studio reach an agreement with this video on demand service to work on original and exclusive productions for it. His most recent works resulting from this collaboration are the new Ultraman anime, as well as Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045, which came out in 2020.
In charge of this Terminator series is writer Mattson Tomli. The latter is the same behind the movie The Batman with Robert Pattinson.
He serves not only as a creative producer, but also an executive. Tomli has already made some statements about it, and began by saying “anyone who knows my writing knows that I believe in taking big changes and going for the heart.” So you will take some risks.
IT’S ANOTHER NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE, BUT IT HAS NO DATE YET
Or that is what can be understood. His subsequent statements reaffirmed the above.
He is a writer and commented “I am honored that Netflix and Skydance have given me the opportunity to approach Terminator in a way that breaks conventions, alters expectations and has real guts.”
What is evident is that it will take time before we see something concrete. All because this new project is just being announced.
According to the CEO and president of Production I.G, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, the idea of turning James Cameron’s work into an anime was always thought of.
“I asked my old friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought of the idea of turning the Terminator into an animated series,” he noted.
Oshii is the director of the animated film Ghost in the Shell. His response was “Ishikawa, have you lost your mind?” That convinced him to move on. We’ll see what turns out.