Magazine article Screen International

Mamoru Oshii Readies International Co-Production

Magazine article Screen International

Mamoru Oshii Readies International Co-Production

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Japanese director Mamoru Oshii will direct live action military sci-fi thriller The Last Druid: Garm Wars as an international co-production.

The English-language project will be led by Oshii's usual backer, Production I.G. Co-producing are Canadian producer-distributor The Nakamura Group Advantage and Japanese contents rights consultation firm Filosophia.

First developed by Oshii in the mid-90s, The Last Druid: Garm Wars could not be realised due to technical limitations at the time. Oshii commented on the ability to now make the film:

"The environment for producing films has transformed, especially in digital technology which is currently operating at a shocking level compared to the time I first conceived this project. At long last, Garm Wars' time has come."

The futuristic story follows a female clone soldier on the run as she tries to uncover the truth behind the shared history with her sworn enemies. …

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