14 Sep '11, 8am

Popular manga "Golgo 13" to get Hollywood treatment

Popular manga "Golgo 13" to get Hollywood treatment

TOKYO: The popular Japanese manga series "Golgo 13" may soon be getting a Hollywood live-action adaptation, reported Japanese media. Davis Films, the independent production house behind film adaptations of video games like "Silent Hill" and "Resident Evil", recently announced that it has acquired the rights to "Golgo 13" and planned to make a live-film based on the manga series. "Golgo 13" follows the escapades of a mysterious hitman known only as Golgo 13, who undertakes seemingly impossible contract killings. The 40-year-old manga series by Japanese comic artist Takao Saito is one of the longest-running series in manga history with 160 volumes published so far. In comparison, only 62 volumes of the long-running popular manga "One Piece" have been released to date. "Golgo 13" had previously spawned an anime series as well as a pair of Japanese live-action films, but Davis...

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