Universal Picks Up Rights to Adapt Anime Movie "Vexille"

Writer Evan Spiliotopoulos, attached to Hollywood remake of CG Anime movie

The Wrap is reporting that Universal has acquired the rights to adapt 2007 CG anime movie Vexille, which was released in North America by FUNimation. Evan Spiliotopoulos, who wrote MGM’s upcoming Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vehicle Hercules, has been tapped to adapt the sci-fi about an agent sent into an ultra-isolated Japan to investigate reports of illicit robotics technology.



In the near future, Japan's scientists have perfected the merging of biotechnology and robotics, its benefits extending the lifespans of all humans. However, the United Nations deem the advanced technology a dangerous threat and begins strict surveillance on Japan.

Refusing to abide by the UN's demands to halt research, the rogue nation isolates itself from the world. Enter Vexille, a young female operative of S.W.O.R.D., a specialized military unit charged with policing the potential misuse of robotic technology, sent to infiltrate the neo-isolationist Japan to prevent a potential biotechnological nightmare!


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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