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Christopher McQuarrie To Direct Big Screen Adaptation Of '70s Japanese Animation Series 'Star Blazers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2013 12:55 PM
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Christopher McQuarrie, 'Star Blazers'
Let's take a step back in time, shall we? Way back in 2011, Skydance snapped up the rights to the 1970s Japanese animation series "Star Blazers," and tapped Christopher McQuarrie to write the script for a big budget live-action film version, and then nothing was heard from it again. Well, franchise opportunities never die and this one is back on the radar.

Christopher McQuarrie May Adapt Anime Series 'Star Blazers' To Big Screen Feature

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 22, 2011 2:21 AM
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If the last few weeks are notable for anything in the film world, it's the emergence of two billionaire twentysomethings who look to be giving a much needed adrenaline shot to film financing. David Ellison, 28, and Megan Ellison, 25, are the children of Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle, and the sixth-richest person in the world, and have seemingly been connected to every other announced project in 2011 so far. Their first major foray into film production was hugely successful; pairing up to back the modestly-budgeted Coen Brothers western "True Grit," they've seen their investment richly rewarded, with the film taking close to $200 million worldwide so far, and picking up ten Oscar nominations.

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