- BIG MAN JAPAN TO BE REMADE
Columbia Pictures has optioned remake and sequel rights to Big Man Japan, which will be developed and produced into a new feature film by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner.
Big Man Japan was a breakthrough hit in Japan in 2007 and a cult hit in the United States in 2009. Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi will write the new adaptation.
The plot of the original film, “Set in a world where monsters wreak havoc, there's one man who can protect the citizenry: Big Man Japan, who runs the Department of Monster Prevention. Using electricity, he can grow to be 10 stories tall and fight off the most menacing of monsters. The problem is that he's not very good at his job and often causes as much damage as he prevents. The people believe he's a joke – and not nearly as good at the job as his father and grandfather were before he took over the family business. “