Back at San Diego Comic-Con International in 2019, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo announced they were developing a feature film adaptation of the classic 1970s anime series Battle of the Planets, and now comes the message that the project has found its writer.
According to the term, F9 and Family screenwriter Daniel Casey has signed on to write the live-action project, which the Russos are producing through their AGBO banner alongside Tatsunoko, the creators of the original anime series.
“We are delighted to be working with an employee of Dan’s caliber on this much-loved property,” said de Russos. “His passion, attention to detail and thirst for innovation will no doubt please fans of IP as they make a thoughtful introduction for newcomers. He is a pioneer at heart and the perfect partner in laying the foundations of a universe that will engage audiences on a meaningful level and across the media landscape.”
“I’ve been a fan of Joe and Anthony going all the way back to… Welcome to Collinwood and I’m so grateful they entrusted me with this epic and cinematic story,” added Casey.
Based on Japanese series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Battle of the Planets follows Mark, Jason, Princess, Keyop and Tiny, five orphans trained from an early age to protect Earth from alien forces as the elite intergalactic team known as G-Force.