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PostSubject: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Fri 08 May 2009, 12:26 am

Dragonball: Evolution isn't the only monstrosity that Hollywood is sicking on us. There are more. Here are a few of the ones I know about:

Neon Genesis Evangelion - All I know about this one is that it's been in the works for a while. I first heard about production or talks about production or whatever around 2004. WETA, the company behind the Lord Of The Rings movies is supposedly doing the CGI and whatnot. There's some production and concept art out there. It looks promising but....

AKIRA - Leonardo DiCaprio's production company paid six figures to acquire the rights to do an American adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA. He might also play Kaneda. And the movie will take place in a futuristic Manhattan (New York City) as opposed to Neo-Tokyo.

Macross/Robotech - Tobey MacGuire's production company wants to get the rights to do this. That's all I heard.

Astroboy - Originally, I heard that the guy who created/directed Dexter's Lab/Samurai Jack (Genndy Tartakovsky) was going to direct this. It was also going to be half live action, half CGI. Eventually, they changed directors (I was looking forward to see how Tartakovsky would have handled the movie; it would have been his first directing gig). I don't know who's directing it now (and I'm too lazy to look), but the trailer is out and it looks promising. Really promising. I'm really (x1,000) looking forward to this. Check it out.

Gatchaman - It's going to be a CGI film. There is an :11 second trailer out. It's a teaser that shows what the world is going to look like in the film. I'm even more excited about this than Astroboy (and I'm REALLY excited about Astroboy).

Ghost In The Shell - Spielberg is a fan of the series (or the concept; I forget which) and supposedly wants to do a live action film. I'm not really a fan of Spielberg or GiTS, so egh.

That's all I know about the US films. From Japan, they've made a Yatterman movie. It's being directed by Miike Takashi. The trailer kicked ass. I've never heard about Yatterman until I saw the trailer (and read about Tatsunoko Pro Vs. Capcom; he's in it), but I like Takashi's work.

Speaking of Japanese cinema, even they make some pretty bad adaptations (Hell, most Japanese cinema is hit or miss). Like, I bought Devilman at a con 2 years ago...and I've only seen that movie once. Man, that was bad. That was a miss. There's a Silver lining though: Cashern and Dororo. Those were pretty badass. Hakaider was also pretty cool, too. I mean, seriously, it's impossible to mess up a movie where it's just 2 hours of a robot with a shotgun and motorcycle KILLING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT.

That's all I have.

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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Fri 08 May 2009, 7:49 am

Whoa!!! Shocked
I wasn't aware of so many movies coming from anime!!! study
I also heard about Evangelion Movie, but I thought it was gonna be an anime Movie, I mean, a remake... geek
so, are they planing to make a Live action movie??? pale
well... maybe if they use lot of special effects that could help... Rolling Eyes
the storyline is pretty complicated for a movie... confused
so far, I still don't understand Evangelion... scratch

I'm intrigued about Astroboy... I also saw recently a new anime version... bom
I think this one has more probabilities to succed... jocolor

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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Fri 08 May 2009, 9:00 pm

After I saw the G.I. Joe commercial, I just lost all hope in live action cartoon-movies. It looked awesome, then I saw it was G.I. Joe, then I just lost all hope for mankind...

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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Fri 08 May 2009, 10:03 pm

it's true...
there are also american cartoons that become movies... Rolling Eyes
I saw that trailer too... it looked amazing... geek
I don't know if it'll be good or bad since I don't know too much about the serie... meh
But what about Transformers??? eee
I loved the movie... althought the truth is, it has nothing to do with the cartoon either... fear

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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Sat 09 May 2009, 4:21 pm

Silent_Protagonist wrote:
After I saw the G.I. Joe commercial, I just lost all hope in live action cartoon-movies. It looked awesome, then I saw it was G.I. Joe, then I just lost all hope for mankind...

Yeah, it looks really corny. I've dubbed it the G.I. Joe Sigma-6 movie.

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it's true...
there are also american cartoons that become movies... Rolling Eyes
I saw that trailer too... it looked amazing... geek
I don't know if it'll be good or bad since I don't know too much about the serie... meh
But what about Transformers??? eee
I loved the movie... althought the truth is, it has nothing to do with the cartoon either... fear

They gonna make an Avatar: The Last Airbender movie. I'm kinda worried about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Sat 09 May 2009, 9:58 pm

Shocked
whoa... I'll tell my bro... he loves Avatar...
I'm sure he will worry now lol

talking about something else I'll search for a vid...
it kinda explains why USA producers created Dragon Ball Evolution... wink

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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Sun 10 May 2009, 1:50 pm

Transformers was actually quite good. But that was, mainly, because it was mostly animated. If they'd actually turned those autobots into decepticons into people in costumes with their faces showing, I could guarantee you it would've been very, VERY bad.

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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Sun 10 May 2009, 4:32 pm

Never thought on that before... Rolling Eyes
You're right happy
It could have been very disapponting... heh-heh

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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Sun 10 May 2009, 8:49 pm

I knew about the Evangelion one. I know ADV Films and WETA are (were?) supposed involved with that one. Unfortunately, the last bit of info I got regards to it was they were shopping around for directors (they are saying a few "A" list ones have reported to express an interest in doing it). Otherwise, there hasn't been much info lately. Also, ADV seems to be in dire straights (if they selling several of their acquisitions and some of their existing licences to Funimation is any indication) and WETA has shelved the project in favor of doing Halo or something...it just kind of makes me wonder if this project is ever going to get off the ground at all. However, I do know there's a good fake trailer on YouTube on what a live-action Evangelion movie might look like (although...Elijah Wood as Shinji? I don't think so. He's too old).

I've also heard rumors about a Battle Angel live action movie being in the works, and that James "I'm the King of the World" Cameron was said to produce and/or direct it.

Also long ago there was supposed to be a Sailor Moon live action movie, and Geena Davis was going to be Queen Beryl, but that never really got off the ground/was only a rumor. (Of course, if you really want to see a live-action Sailor Moon, watch the Japanese "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" series...OR if you really want to desperately want to see what an American live-action version could have been like...watch the Saban trailer. Wink )

Now...on the subject of anime-to-live action Japanese cinema, I thought the first and second Death Note movies were really good. Sure, the plotline was shortened to fit within the constraints of the media, but the people certainly did a good job making things sensical. The actors who played Light and L did a good job getting the characters attitudes and mannerisms down. I thought the CG'd Ryuk was also good, although I (at first) thought he kind of looked ridiculous in the photos, but certainly looked better when in motion. Another good Japanese anime live-action movie is Battle Royale. I admit, I haven't read the manga or the novel that the manga is based upon, but it is still really good.

Anyway, I'm done rating for now. Thanks for reading...and good day (or night...whenever you're reading this.) Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Mon 11 May 2009, 2:25 am

Holy crap, I forgot about the Battle Angel Alita movie!

And yeah, I remember reading about the American Live Action Sailor Moon movie. If my memory serves me right, wasn't Buena Vista (Disney) gonna play a part in that? And I could have sworn that I heard that they wanted Melissa Joan Hart (Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina: The Teenage Witch) to play Serena/Usagi?

I really liked the Death Note movies myself, I don't know why I forgot to mention those. Have you seen the 3rd film? It's about L's final days.

And as for Battle Royale, I used to love the movie...until I read the novel. It kicks ass. A lot of ass. Give it a read. It's a real page turner. Seriously.

The manga is loosely based on the novel. It's okay.


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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Mon 11 May 2009, 2:50 am

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I really liked the Death Note movies myself, I don't know why I forgot to mention those. Have you seen the 3rd film? It's about L's final days.

Deathnote movie 3!? wtf
any trailers?
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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Mon 11 May 2009, 11:25 pm

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And yeah, I remember reading about the American Live Action Sailor Moon movie. If my memory serves me right, wasn't Buena Vista (Disney) gonna play a part in that? And I could have sworn that I heard that they wanted Melissa Joan Hart (Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina: The Teenage Witch) to play Serena/Usagi?

I think I've heard she was one of the people said in the running for Serena/Bunny/Usagi. I think I also heard they were considering Alicia Silverstone (of Clueless fame) for the role too, but I'm not too sure about that. heh-heh

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I really liked the Death Note movies myself, I don't know why I forgot to mention those. Have you seen the 3rd film? It's about L's final days.

Not yet. They were playing it at a theater close by to me last month. Sadly, the theater they were showing only showing it for two days (one show per a day). and the times they were showing it at was when I was still at work. sad eyes

Oh well...there's always DVD. Very Happy

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And as for Battle Royale, I used to love the movie...until I read the novel. It kicks ass. A lot of ass. Give it a read. It's a real page turner. Seriously.

The manga is loosely based on the novel. It's okay.

I should probably buy it at one of my local bookstores sometime. Thanks for sharing. chu
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PostSubject: Re: Anime Movies, as in LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS.   Tue 12 May 2009, 10:10 pm

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I really liked the Death Note movies myself, I don't know why I forgot to mention those. Have you seen the 3rd film? It's about L's final days.

Deathnote movie 3!? wtf
any trailers?

It's called Change The WorLD...or something like that.

There should be one online...

Oh, there's a Japanese Lupin III movie. It's kinda old. Has anyone seen it?

And, I can't believe I forgot about this...Silent_Protagonist, I'm sorry...but, yeah did anyone see the Live Action Fist Of The North Star movie? It came out a while back. Mere words can't describe how terrible it is or how friggin' awkward it is. It starred the guy who played Ken (Gary Daniels? I think that's his name) in that really awesome Street Fighter sequence from the City Hunter movie, which did have an anime (Ha ha), and therefore belongs in this discussion!

Here's the scene: