In 2010, Toei Animation announced that it made a pilot for a computer-graphics remake, and it presented the pilot at Tokyo International Anime Fair that year. In the next year, was presented a preview of Space Pirate Captain Harlock at Annecy International Animated Film Festival. This is Toei Animation's second highest production budget ever at the equivalent of over 30 million dollars. The story was reconstructed by the writer Harutoshi Fukui to reflect the themes of modern society and Toei provided the latest filmmaking technology for the film. An English-narrated international teaser trailer was released for promotion. It was shown out of competition at the 70th Venice International Film Festival and was screened at the 33rd Hawaii International Film Festival. It received a mixed to negative response from critics and was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year and won the Lumière award in Best International 3D Feature – Animated category at the 3D Creative Arts Award (2014).