Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cobra The Space Pirate Movie

French filmmaker Alexandre Aja (who brought us Piranha 3D) is working on Cobra The Space Pirate, a movie adaptation of the space-opera manga series written and illustrated by Buichi Terasawa. Alexandre Aja is really passionate about Cobra: he first discovered the hero as a kid, watching the animated series on TV. He's now determined to bring Cobra The Space Pirate to the big screen and is working hard on the script of a live-action movie adaptation. The film is scheduled for a release in 2013.

Here's a first official teaser poster of the upcoming movie Cobra The Space Pirate:
(Click on the poster to enlarge.)


"The new film revolves around Cobra, a notorious rogue pirate whose refusal to align with the United Galaxies Federation put him on the business end of a huge bounty. As he tries to keep his identity secret and avoid capture, Cobra teams up with a sexy bounty hunter named Jane, who is out to locate her sisters and decode a treasure map tattooed on their backs. Their goal: to liberate a lost treasure on Mars."

Director Alexandre Aja promises the spirit of the film will be faithful to the manga:

"We have to keep the essence of Cobra. He's an adventurer and a seducer. The sexy aspects have to be included in the film. Just like its humor and adventure. The whole universe created by Terasawa must be brought to the big screen."
Director Alexandre Aja

Here's the opening of the original animated TV series:

What actor do you think should be cast as Cobra?

Anyway, stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Cobra The Space Pirate!