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Ultraman Getting American Reboot Treatment

Coming from Hollywood Reporter and reports of the famed Japanese superhero, Ultraman, getting the American reboot treatment. The article states that the U.S. transmedia producer Starlight Runner Entertainment was enlisted by Tsuburaya Productions to make a live-action series in America. Ultraman first started out in 1966 with the TV series, Ultra 6, and the franchise is one of the longer running series with 34 shows, 30 movies, and 50 video game appearances.

Starlight Runner Entertainment worked on many movies and TV brands such as Avatar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Men In Black, Halo, and Pirates Of The Caribbean.

With this and the upcoming Ultraman anime series coming to Netflix, it makes me wonder if Tsuburaya Productions is testing the waters for any audience for this franchise outside Japan. Perhaps if it has a big audience then there could be a possibility for an American made movie. How this new rebooted series is being handled is up in the air. They could go the Power Rangers route where it's the typical man in a suit or perhaps some other way.

How do you think Starlight Runner Entertainment should produce this new show? Do you think they should do it the more traditional way or do you think they should bring it in a different direction? Are you excited about getting an American series based on a Japanese superhero? Leave your thoughts in the comment section of my Facebook page. Make sure to follow me on my Facebook page and Twitter for more news, reviews, and discussions.

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