It was reported last week that director Alexandre Aja, who directed the remake of The Hills Have Eyes and Pirana 3-D, will be fulfilling his long cherished dream of a live action adaptation of the classic Japanese manga/anime series Space Adventure Cobra by Buichi Tersawa, to be released at theaters in the summer of 2013.
Aja says of his love: “I grew up dreaming about Cobra. My day was, finish school, run home, and switch on the TV, and I was hardly the only one. Kids did it in France, Italy, Spain, all over Western Europe. For many people there is Star Wars and nothing else, but for me and my writing partner Gregory, there is Star Wars and Cobra.”
The film budgeted at an estimated $100 million U.S. dollars is expected to start filming under the title Cobra: The Space Pirate in Europe after this winter, with the cast to be announced soon. In the meantime, Aja has given us a sleek little teaser poster.