Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Columbia Remaking "Big Man Japan"

Columbia Pictures and producer Neal H. Moritz are developing a remake of Hitoshi Matsumoto's 2007 feature "Big Man Japan", released in 2009.

Columbia has optioned remake/sequel rights to the 'monster comedy', with screenwriters Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi ("Clash of the Titans") on board to script the new adaptation :

"...Set in a world where monsters wreak havoc, there’s only one man who can protect the citizenry: 'Big Man Japan', who runs the 'Department of Monster Prevention'. Using electricity, he can grow to be 10 stories tall and fight off the most menacing of monsters. The problem is that he’s not very good at his job and often causes as much damage as he prevents. The people believe he’s a joke – and not nearly as good at the job as his father and grandfather were before he took over the family business..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Big Man Japan"...