There’s always a huge worry when it comes to live-action film adaptations of your favorite Anime or Manga and it usually lies in who it is that’s decided to spearhead development. An unfit director could mean the death of a film and it strikes at the hearts of all the series’ fans. It looks as though “Terra Formars” will not be causing too much distress with its live-action adaptation (which has just been green-lit) because the man behind it all will be none other than Takashi Miike.
Yes, Takashi Miike, possibly one of the best directors, period, but also one of the most suited to adapt a story like “Terra Formars”. He is, without a doubt, my favorite Japanese director and with films like “Crows Zero”, “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney”, “Tokyo Tribe, and “Ichi The Killer” under his belt, I can imagine most of you reading this love his work too.
As far as detailed information goes; there really isn’t any. The announcement in Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine stated only that the film has been green-lit for production and that Miike is at the helm. More information is surely to come in due time but for now let’s just enjoy this moment. From what is a great Manga ruined by a sub-par Anime series is about to become what I’m hoping will one day be considered a legendary film. Do we know what part of the “Terra Formars” story Miike will tell? No, but which ever he chooses I’m sure he’ll pull off seamlessly in true Takashi Miike style.