Debuting in 1988, Patlabor spawned a bunch of manga, anime and video games. Next year, it is getting a live-action version.
“Patlabor” is short for “patrol labor” and follows police in the near future who use mecha. The franchise was co-created by Mamoru Oshii, the highly influential anime filmmaker.
It’s unclear if Oshii will be helming this. It’s also unclear whether this “live-action” Patlabor will be a TV series or a feature film. I’m guessing a feature film.
The teaser site does say “Next Generation” in the URL, so there’s that. Hope that doesn’t mean it’s going to be some mopey teenage drama.
Patlabor Next Generation [Official Site]