Ah yes, another anime movie in the making..
The promotional cover wrapper on the 14th, and final, volume of Trigun Maximum. The movie will air in theatres in 2009. The movie will, however, contain a completely original story. The movie will be directed by Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Hajime no Ippo) and a script from Yasuko Kobayashi (Claymore, Shakugan no Shana, Witchblade).
The idea of a Trigun movie first arose over 2 years ago in an interview with Madhouse founder Masao Maruyama.
"It will feature an original story developed by manga author Yasuhiro Nightow and director Nishimura Satoshi who collaborated with Nightow on the Trigun TV series and is also known for his work on the Hajime no Ippo anime. The script will be helmed by veteran anime writer Kobayashi Yasuko, with character designs from Yoshimura Takahiro."
Trigun The Movie is being animated by Madhouse (who also created the Trigun anime from... oh, about ten years ago), and it should see the light of the silver screen at some point in 2009, driven by the tagline "Vash vs. Wolfwood?! The familiar characters erupt on screen in an all-original Trigun story!". ( Have I seen that before?? ) I'm not sure if there will be Milly and Meryl..
I hope Singapore will get the rights to showcase this movie here when the movie is released.. Though I know it will take at least half a year later for it to be here..