Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Lucent Pictures Entertainment have partnered up to co-finance the sci-fi adventure.

The Sola Digital Arts CG animation marks a reboot of the sci-fi action adventure franchise based on the original comic books by Ghost In The Shell creator Shirow Masamune published by Seishinsha.

The new instalment of Appleseed Alpha is scheduled for release release this summer and will depict the early days of Deunan and Briareos in search of the legendary city of Olympus. 

Shinji Aramaki directs and Joseph Chou is the producer.