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'Idlewild' Director Bryan Barber Nabs Rights To 'Gigantor' With An Eye To Direct

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 21, 2011 3:14 AM
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Developing Sizzle Reel Take To Studios To Pitch The ProjectIf Hollywood won't let you make your tentpoles, come to them with one of your own. This is the logic fueling director Bryan Barber's desire to make "Gigantor," an adaptation of a popular Japanese cartoon from the sixties that had fallen into semi-obscurity despite everyone's love of giant robots. Barber, who has struggled to get a movie made after his debut film, the OutKast-driven "Idlewild" went nowhere, has taken the initiative in tracking down the rights to the character. Turns out, they belonged to an 86-year-old voiceover artist named Fred Ladd, who has been holding on to "Gigantor" for years with no interest in letting go.

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