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Ishinomori Work to Become Hollywood Film in 2012

The Anime News Network reports that a work by the late manga and anime creator Shotaro Ishinomori will be made into a live-action and CGI (computer graphics imagery) motion picture in 2012.

Ishinomori (1938-1998) is widely noted as the creator of such manga and/or anime series as Cyborg 009, Kikaider and the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai Japanese television franchises. He also (posthumously) holds the Guinness World Record for most comics published by one author (totaling over 128,000 pages).

A deal involving Ishinomori Pro (the copyright holders of Ishinomori’s works) and an unnamed major Hollywood studio was announced by the Nikkei news service earlier today. The film to be produced under this deal will be screened in both the U.S. and Japan.

An earlier (signed in 2005) deal between Ishinomori Pro and the Comic Book Movies production company owned by Batman live-action movie producer Michael Uslan has yet to produce any films.

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