China-Produced LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES Trilogy Adaptation Gets A 2020 Kick-Off

Japanese novel series, Legend Of The Galactic Heroes, is currently readying a trilogy adaptation in China. Jiaxuan Global Pictures, established in 2015, have acquired the rights to the IP for the first of three films to arrive in 2020.

Created by Tanaka Yoshiki, the franchise propelled its story centered on two driven leaders brought to an empass on opposite ends of an intergalactic conflict, ending a 150-year stalemate between the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance. The Seijun Award-winning series initially took off in 1982 from publisher Tokuma Shoten and continued onward through manga and anime releases, as well as a live stage play performed by Takarazuka Revue.

Casting and crewing details remain pending. Yi Liu Christina contributed to this report via MTime.