IT producer Roy Lee, is developing a very cool new live-action film project based on the classic 1980s Japanese battle mech sci-fi property Ma.K. If you’re not familiar with the property, it involved giant robots, two-legged tanks, and an epic battle for survival.
Ma.K was created by artist and sculptor Kow Yokoyama and was introduced in the early 80s in Hobby Japan magazine. It was a monthly comic that was also tied into customizable model kits. They ended up finding a strong and large cult following. Yokoyama is also known for working on films such as Star Wars and Blade Runner.
This could seriously end up being an incredibly epic movie! I just hope that Lee ends up bringing on a talented team of individuals to bring it to life. Here are the story details:
The story is set far, far into the future after a nuclear war caused survivors to flee Earth. When the planet is habitable once again, new colonies are set up, but it’s not long before a battle over resources begins. When one side wants to make Earth independent, a new revolutionary war begins, this time with mechanized armor and robots.
Kevin Munroe (TMNT) is also a producer on the project and this is what he had to say about it in a statement:
“Kow is a world creator in the truest sense, and this project finally gives Ma.K a global audience who will experience this epic and rich sci-fi property as fans have for the last 35 years.”
I can’t wait to see how this turns out. While we wait for any new information, check out this 1985 Ma.K short film called SF3D that was made using miniatures. It’s actually pretty cool and worth watching when you have 30-minutes to spare.