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Great Yamato Zero, Poster

TBS Pictures, the film production arm of the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) television network, had been planning the live action film since 2005. Noboru Ishiguro, director and staff member of the original Space Battleship Yamato series, confirmed at his Otakon panel on July 17, 2009 that a live action version of Space Battleship Yamato was in development.

Director Takashi Yamazaki helmed the project for a planned December 2010 release with a budget of 2.2 billion yen (US$22 million). The film features extensive VFX produced by Yamazaki's visual effects house Shirogumi, amounting to 65 minutes of the film's running time in over 500 shots. The Daily Sports newspaper reported that 80% of the scenes incorporate the latest CGI technology to recreate the space battles from the television series.[5] Having been moved by the 3D scenes of Avatar, Takuya Kimura, who plays Susumu Kodai, lobbied with Yamazaki to improve the quality of the movie's CGI scenes and reshoot them if possible. Because of the danger of getting overbudget, he also agreed to sacrifice part of his talent fee to keep the cost down.[7]

Erika Sawajiri was originally scheduled to also star in the film as the female lead character Yuki Mori, but was replaced by Meisa Kuroki

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