Saturday, October 22, 2011

'Gigantor' and Jimmy Sparks may be reunited again

Remember "Gigantor?"

Yes, I am old. Why do you ask?

Anyway, the 1960s Japanese cartoon about a boy who controls a giant robot to protect the world may be on its way to the big screen, according to Michelle Ealey at Director Bryan Barber recently purchased the rights to the series. His goal is to raise $60 million for a live-action feature film.

As Ealey notes, because Barber now possesses all rights to the character, he is in the unusual position of having total control of not only the movie, but other potential revenue streams - toys, video games, etc. - as well.

Look out, Transformers. Jimmy Sparks and Gigantor may soon be taking over a theater near you.

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