Official Promo Art From Live-Action PATLABOR Movie

Official Promo Art From Live-Action PATLABOR Movie

First promotional poster for the live-action Patlabor movie. The full-scale Patlabor mecha replica was previosly snapped in transport but we know have official promo stills from Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.

The promotional imagery was unveiled today at the Taiwan International Comic Exposition. The film is currently slated for a 2014 release and has secured the involvement of the anime's original director, Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell). Oshii has past experience directing live-action features but it is unknown whether he will actually direct this project or is merely on board as a consultant.

'GHOST IN THE SHELL' Director Boards Live-Action PATLABOR

Patlabor also known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is a 1988 anime and manga that centered around the special robotics force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as they solved various cases in a then-near-future of 1998. There have been several anime films, anime series, mangas, light novels and video games to date.

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SoundWave - 8/15/2013, 7:20 AM
He transform in something or just a robot?
fettastic - 8/15/2013, 7:23 AM
Does that robot have an erection?
RexBlazer1 - 8/15/2013, 7:24 AM
I think he's just a robot.
Pheezmatic - 8/15/2013, 7:25 AM
I wonder how much it cost to make that life size robot
marvel72 - 8/15/2013, 7:39 AM
could this be better than pacific rim? the mecha design is for starters.

we need a gundam unicorn movie made.
GhostKILLERgx7 - 8/15/2013, 7:49 AM
@marvel72 your reading my mind bro. moble suit gundam will have its own movie in the nexy 5 years!
marvel72 - 8/15/2013, 7:52 AM
@ GhostKILLERgx7

i hope so mate,that would blow my mind.
Spidey91 - 8/15/2013, 7:54 AM

nop, just a regular robot.

btw, see Hollywood? you don't need overly complicated re-designs of something iconic to be "realistic".
GUNSMITH - 8/15/2013, 8:12 AM



JoeMomma29 - 8/15/2013, 8:22 AM
Gusto's robot still feels very abused!

JoeMomma29 - 8/15/2013, 8:23 AM
You know this movie could end up like this if the CGI is bad!

FantasticSpidey - 8/15/2013, 8:28 AM
Sad that this looks better than the Sentinels in XMEN:DOFP
KrazyForKomix - 8/15/2013, 8:35 AM
Don'tcha love how AMAZINGLY faithful that robot is - one of thousands of anime robot/cyborg/mecha characters. Really well done.

Makes you wonder why our DOFP Sentinels look more like "I Robot" wannabes than Sentinels.
Sad really.
KrazyForKomix - 8/15/2013, 8:36 AM
well said irishyardball
DaVinci31 - 8/15/2013, 8:38 AM
Superheromoviefan - 8/15/2013, 8:39 AM
I like it somewhat. Sure it looks like a giant toy, but it's just a glimps. It depens on how they will make it. Let's hope for another good adpation like Rouroni Kenshin.
Teo - 8/15/2013, 8:48 AM
Nipple slip for the blondie on the right!
SpectacularJoSh - 8/15/2013, 9:06 AM
FOOM - 8/15/2013, 9:32 AM
Looks great. SO much like the anime. Now bring me Gundam 0079.
ABH1979 - 8/15/2013, 9:46 AM
Yeah, looks a lot like the source material... still wish Transformers had gone that route...
Exodus - 8/15/2013, 11:29 AM
Gundam 00 is the best. Patlabor is not bad either:)
BlindJustice - 8/15/2013, 12:03 PM
Hey, Singer...Yeah, you know what I'm going to say.

THAT is how you build a robot. You can take your hairdryer Sentinels and shove them.

Seriously though, I'm glad we're finally getting Sentinels...just wish they'd left out the giant vents on the chests. Yes, yes I know...Singer didn't want the general audience thinking he ripped off Iron Man yadda yadda yadda. Whatever.
MisterBabadook - 8/15/2013, 1:16 PM
This is dope!

Btw: the best Gundam series is not 00, but 0083. Straight up.
JettJagguarrr - 8/15/2013, 6:08 PM
LET'S DO THIS!!!!......

gigantor photo: Gigantor 20080112-gigantor.gif

FOOM - 8/15/2013, 7:13 PM
No,the best Gundam series was the original Mobile Suit Gundam (ie 0079). Get with the program you Johnny-come-latelies.
MisterBabadook - 8/15/2013, 9:26 PM
The original was good, but it didn't carry the emotional weight of the short run 0083.


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