Even as his Piranha 3D hits theaters tomorrow director Alexandre Aja has chosen his next project, a film adaptation of Buichi Terasawa's manga and animated series franchise "Cobra: The Space Pirate" reports Deadline.
Described as a tent pole-sized live action sci-fi franchise, the story is set in a future where merchant spaceships and ruthless brigands sail across space. Cobra is a notorious rogue pirate with a large bounty on his head who teams up with a hunter and seeks a lost treasure hidden on Mars.
The animated series was hugely popular across Europe which is how Aja knows the property. Aja has been granted the rights by Terasawa and he is writing the script with Gregory Levasseur.