According to reports, Japanese film house Nikkatsu are developing a live-action version of the 1970's animated TV series "Battle Of The Planets" for delivery in 2013.
In North America, "Battle of the Planets" series was produced in 1978 by Sandy Frank Entertainment, adapting the 1972 Japanese anime series "Science Ninja Team Gatchaman".
Premise follows 'G-Force', 'Mark', 'Jason', 'Princess', 'Keyop' and 'Tiny', who protect Earth from planet 'Spectra' and other attacks from beyond space, led by the evil 'Zoltar' who receives orders from the wraith-like 'Luminous One'.
The main ship of the G-Force team is the 'Phoenix' deploying four smaller vehicles, including a futuristic race car with various hidden weapons, the 'galacti-cycle', the 'Space Bubble' all-terrain submersible tank and a futuristic jet fighter.
The G-Force team themselves would use a combination of martial arts skill, ninja-like weapons and 'cerebonic' powers to dispatch enemy soldiers, with bird-like costumes that include capes that fan out, enabling gliding from great heights.
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