On April 10th, 2007, Nikkatsu Corporation agreed the production of two live-action movies based on two popular 1970's anime series: Yatterman and Ninja Science Team Gatchaman.
Filming for the film began on March 27, 2008, and concluded at the end of May 2008. It is directed by Takashi Miike, who will display his ability at light-hearted action films in such films as Zebraman, a family oriented superhero movie. Along with Ichi Miike has directed several other anime to live film adaptions. Character and mechanical designs will be handled by Katsuya Terada who has worked on Blood: The Last Vampire and Cutie Honey. According to Sakurai Sho's management, the film is set for release on March 7th of 2009.
Official Movie Website http://www.yatterman-movie.com