Hiroya Oku’s popular ero-sci-fi manga series Gantz will be adapted into two CG heavy live action movies, starring Kazunari Ninomiya as Kei Kurono, and Kenichi Matsuyama as Masaru Kato.
The films are set to premiere in Japan in the winter and spring of 2011. Both actors are said to be in training for the action sequences, with filming set to begin shortly.
The adaptations will be directed by Shinsuke Sato, while Watanabe Yuusuke will be adapting the manga’s storyline.
Just who will be playing the various busty female characters the series is well known for is not clear.
The series has previously been adapted into an anime, though it remains to be seen whether the drastic change from sexually tense surreal science fiction horror to bloody special powers battle manga the series underwent will be reflected in the adaptation.