Imagi-- the studio behind this year's lukewarmly received Astro Boy CG film and the upcoming similar Gatchaman CG flick --isn't doing super-well financially speaking. Word is that they've actually closed down their Los Angeles office and have cut off all US subsidiaries from fundings, leaving 30 employees terminated (with a few left as consultants).
Imagi is also still apparently seeking "potential investors" and hopes to "secure more working capital" to fund the Gatchaman film. It's not the first time the company has seen financial difficulty either: in the last months of production on Astro Boy the company had to shut down for a couple of days while waiting for another infusion of cash.
So, if you have a spare $30 million lying around and really want to see a CG movie of Gatchaman made-- or, hell, anything else for that matter, for $30 million you should be able to fund whatever movie you want --well, you know who to call.
(Via Scott Green/AICN Anime)