B-Movie Director Is Making An Earth Defense Force 2017 Commercial

By Spencer . August 27, 2012 . 1:32am

OK, so Earth Defense Force isn’t getting the Onechanbara treatment with a feature film, but it will get a live action… umm… commercial for Earth Defense Force 3 Portable. Minoru Kawasaki the B-movie director behind Executive Koala and The Calamari Wrestler was hired to create it.


The short is being filmed and Sony is looking for a huge number of extras to run away from giant ants or something. This is Sony Computer Entertainment’s way of helping publicize Earth Defense Force 3 Portable, which was originally an Xbox 360 exclusive known as Earth Defense 2017 in the West.

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  • Funny! Is this a commercial for THE commercial? Anyways, I’m sure it will be 10 minutes long, at least.

    • This can’t be the commercial; no footage of battles or monsters anywhere in it. This one seems to be just a short video introducing the director.

  • “Earth Defense Force: 2017: Portable: 3: The Commercial”


    And it takes a special kind of courage to apply the label “The Commercial” to a commercial. [Salute]

  • Göran Isacson

    … So what they’re saying here is that “our game will be as much fun as a bar-visit with this guy”?

    … I’m down with that.

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