It's amazing that Leiji Matsumoto's manga classic Space Pirate Captain Harlock has never been adapted for the big screen before. The original run occurred way back in the late 70s, and it was adapted for television a few times, but now a feature film is coming our way thanks to Appleseed director Shinji Aramaki, and it looks pretty incredible.
Written by Mobile Suit Gundam UC's Harutoshi Fukui and featuring some impressive CG-animated space battles, the film follows the titular Captain who rebels against an inept government and becomes a space pirate, defending humanity against oppression. The trailer's dubbed in English so you should have no trouble keeping up.
Toei Animation shelled out the largest budget in their history for it, and I think the results speak for themselves. Space Pirate Captain Harlock opens in Japan this fall, and hopefully will hit U.S. shores soon after.