Studio:Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Columbia Pictures has plans to adapt Hitoshi Matsumoto's "Big Man Japan" for Western audiences. The film will be based on the 2007 original, which starred Matsumoto (who also wrote and directed) and is officially described as follows: "Set in a world where monsters wreak havoc, there’s one man who can protect the citizenry: Big Man Japan, who runs the Department of Monster Prevention. Using electricity, he can grow to be 10 stories tall and fight off the most menacing of monsters. The problem is that he’s not very good at his job and often causes as much damage as he prevents. The people believe he’s a joke – and not nearly as good at the job as his father and grandfather were before he took over the family business."