I am 21 year old student with a goal that some might say is unrealistic, but I thought I would try anyway! However, I don't even know where to start!
First of all, How does one secure the rights to an already existing animation in order to essentially remake it but with a story that is closer to it's source material though with a more mature atmosphere, as well as give it a much higher budget?
Secondly how do I even gather the necessary funding to purchase said rights and then produce said project. I am tempted to inquire about the potential of Product Placement but due to the direction I want to take the story I would rather not unless it is absolutely necessary. (note that the direction is simply to make it more appropriate for children over the age of 11)
(if it is any help at all I already have attempted to contact the license holder Kodansha but the line is always busy every time I place a call to their international department.)
I would appreciate any advice or guidance so I thank you in advance.