A new trailer has started streaming for Shinji Aramaki’s upcoming CG-animated movie ‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ or simply ‘Captain Harlock’ in Japan. The project is to be a USD $30 million reboot of Leiji Matsumoto’s classic sci-fi manga and anime franchise which saw an initial release in the 1970s.
The upcoming film is to follow Captain Harlock (voiced by Shun Oguri), who gained fame as the captain of the Arcadia, the last of the four Death Shadow Class starships which were built as an ultimate weapon against the invading forces of aliens. However, towards the end of the war Harlock vanished. After being gone for many years he returns in 2977, with a huge skull carved on the bow of the Arcadia, he aims to fight for mankind and challenge Earth’s government.
The film is set to release in Japan on September 7th 2013.