PLOT: "Due to depleting natural resources and overpopulation, humans look to Mars as their next habitat. Terraforming is the project to change Mars' environment to accommodate humans. For this project, cockroaches are sent to Mars and mutated to walk. In the year 2599, 15 poor Japanese are sent to Mars to take out the cockroaches. They are unaware of what they are up against." (AsiaWiki)When I first read about & reported on Miike Takashi directing the "live" action feature film adaptation of anime Terra Formars, I could not wait to see his brand of visual violence making this brutal adult anime into film … and now (thanks to Facebook), we have a trailer to gawk at, posters to peep, and an official website to go to @ wwws.warnerbros.co.jp (All in Japanese text).
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The multi-national assortment of characters from the anime has since been replaced by a all-Japanese cast and characters here, and while I'll reserved judgment from what I see here (I'd like to thank the live action Attack On Titan to have curbed my enthusiasm for anime-to-live adaptations), I have "faith" in Miike Takashi (his "Yakuza Apocalypse" was No.4 in TOYSREVIL's #TopTenFilms2015), so yep, FINGERS CROSSED!
"Terra Formars" is scheduled for a release in Japan on April 29th, 2016. No further information on other parts of the world (at least not listed on IMDb).
Interestingly, the sequel to the anime titled "Terra Formars Revenge" will apparently also premiere in April 2016 (Wikipedia).