Images of live action Patlabor!

Posted: 2013/08/05 in 100% Geek
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It has been known for quite a while now, but there is a Patlabor live-action movie scheduled for 2014. Not to be confused with Patlabor: The Movie (1989) – The 1989 movie was anime, the 2014 movie will be live action.

Patlabor, also know as Mobile Police Patlabor is an anime and manga franchise (Headgear) about “near-futuristic” police mecha. “Near-future” with quotation marks, as it was released starting 1988 so the “near future” of 1998-2002 was making sense then. In any case, in that reality they use mecha robots called “Labors” for various tasks, similarly to what is seen in the movie Aliens with the exoskeleton forklift. The Labors can do multiple tasks such as construction, or Police – the center of the story. Spoilers ends here, more on wikipedia.

There has been talks about an upcoming live action feature of Patlabor, scheduled for 2014. Pictures have been recently leaked from the port of Yokohama, Japan, where they have a gigantic 1:1 mecha cop that could very well be from the set of the upcoming movie. This thing is GIGANTIC!

No comments have been made so far as to the link between the Yokohama Patlabor and the upcoming movie, but it wouldn’t be a huge leap of faith to link them together and imagine the movie as not being 100% CGI.

Seeing this in action will be amazing! Here’s what it looked like in anime

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