Infomation about the 2008 Gatchaman feature so far:
- The feature will be directed by Kevin Munroe, the director for TMNT. Some of the original design staff have connections to earlier Gatchaman productions in Japan.
- The storyline will feature an all-new adventure focusing on Ken, Joe, Jun, Jinpei and Ryu. The story is tentatively set to take place before the team's first official mission, and will show how the heroes develop into the Science Ninja Team.
- The story will take place on Earth.
- The story will be set in the Gatchaman universe, not Battle of the Planets. There is no Spectra, no Zoltar and no 7-Zark-7 (however, I wouldn't put any in-jokes past the production crew).
- The atmosphere will have a dark, gritty feel with plenty of fighting action. Check out the latest concept art on Imagi's Web site.
- According to Harry Knowles at aintitcool.com, the character designs resemble the originals, only modeled in CG.
- A two-minute trailer premiered March 22, 2007 at the 2007 Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum in Hong Kong. Description available at Butterboom.com.