Live Action “Terra Formars” Trailer Released; Alien Creature Briefly Appears

The trailer and teaser poster have been released for the live-action adaptation of Terra Formars, which is scheduled to open during Golden Week 2016. Based on the popular manga, this epic film with a magnificent cast is currently a hot topic online. What really got our attention in the trailer is the appearance of the abnormally evolved enemy creatures that stand in the way of the protagonists. Furthermore, the poster has a special feature: depending on the viewing angle of the poster, the design changes shape.

The Terra Formars trailer begins with an image of the film’s setting: Mars. The narration explains the outline of the terraforming plans for Mars, and reveals that moss and certain creatures have been sent there in order to raise the temperature.

Next we see the interior of the spacecraft. The film is based on the Bugs 2 arc, and around 100 million yen was invested into the spaceship alone, as it has an important role to play in the story. The appearance of the world was faithfully realised over a three-month period.

We then see some explanatory text that reads: “500 years later, 15 unknowing Japanese people were sent to Mars to exterminate the creatures that evolved abnormally.” Then, for one brief moment, an image of one of those creatures that controls Mars can be seen. The content of this trailer has certainly raised the sense of anticipation for this movie! At the end of the trailer a notice appears: “Now recruiting crew. For further details see online!”. A plan to include participation in such a big project like this is sure to increase popularity.

In addition, a special design was adopted for the teaser poster, which, depending on the viewing angle, shows Mars in a terraformed state. These posters will be put up in theaters across Japan from Aug. 1, so if you can get to one, check it out yourself!

The original story is based on a popular manga that has sold over 12 million volumes. The director of this film project is Takashi Miike of Crows Zero 2 and Lesson of the Evil fame. Hideaki Ito will play the protagonist Shokichi Komachi, and a splendid cast has been assembled that includes Emi Takei, Tomohisa Yamashita, Takayuki Yamada, and Shun Oguri. Filming is now in the final stages, and the movie is expected to be completed in February 2016.

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Source: animeanime
Source article written by Katsunori Takahashi

Terra Formars Film Teaser Trailer
*Terra Formars* Film Teaser Trailer
© Yu Sasuga, Kenichi Tachibana / Shueisha Inc. © 2016 Terra Formars Film Production Committee
© Yu Sasuga, Kenichi Tachibana / Shueisha Inc. © 2016 Terra Formars Film Production Committee

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