For some time, I've had the aching need to know how someone could strangle whatever remaining fun, nostaglia, and enjoyable kitsch out of old Japanese anime. The Wachowskis' live-action Speed Racer provided a logical answer--treat it like an aging celebrity, using modern technology to streamline it to the point that you can barely stand to look at it--but leave it to these production stills from Gatchaman to provide an assenting second opinion. Unless this is the only idea we have left, it seems a tad superfluous to modernize a team of young ninjas dressed as astronaut birds.
Sneak Peek at Gatchaman [IESB]
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