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#1 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:03 am

Looks like Leo's company will have to focus on something else. Aren't they the ones doing Cowboy Bebop?

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/14414/ ... e-is-dead-

Probably saw the size of the budget. :shock:
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#2 Post by kodama » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:17 pm

Having read that, it looks someone did us and anime a favour.

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#3 Post by Project-2501 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:00 pm

There is a god!

Now they just need to confirm the end of the live action GITS, Eva and battle angel Alita and I'll be happy.

Even better would be a studio picking up Alita... I can dream.....
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#4 Post by kodama » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:05 pm

You forgot Cowboy Bebop. 8)

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#5 Post by Project-2501 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:09 pm

I knew there was another!

They should do a live action N*ruto and Bleuch ;)
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#6 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:15 pm

Don't forget they're doing Death Note.

And is Blood a Japanese movie or is it American?

which one is that Japanese boyband going to be in?
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#7 Post by Project-2501 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:19 pm

Deathnote has been done, or at least the Japanese version.
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#8 Post by Old Git » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:47 pm

So glad to see them quit. Maybe the crap that was Dragonball put them off.

Bebop is going to be torture. Fucking Keanu.

Deathnote wasn't bad. Liked the change of ending.
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#9 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:52 pm

But I believe there's an American Death Note coming down the line.

Then there's the movie of the anime inspired The Last Airbender.
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#10 Post by Old Git » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:00 pm

Oh shit yeah, M Night Shylaman with his whites versus asians movie. :el:

Should have known there'll be a remake of a live version. Can't have a movie that don't talk english, doncherknow. :roll:
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#11 Post by Old Git » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:26 pm

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#12 Post by CastorTroy81 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:05 pm

Akira! F*ck yeah!

And looks like I'll be getting Blood The Last Vampire in my local after all. Comes here on the 26th
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#13 Post by Howard Beale » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:40 pm

Project-2501 wrote:There is a god!

Now they just need to confirm the end of the live action GITS, Eva and battle angel Alita and I'll be happy.

Even better would be a studio picking up Alita... I can dream.....


Every time someone mentions Angelina Jolie and Major Kusanagi in the same sentence I die a little inside. I think Eva is also languishing in development hell at the moment too, right?
As for Alita / Gunnm I thought 20th Century Fox were committed to it since James Cameron is attached to direct and it'll use the jumped up 3D technology from Avatar.

And is Blood a Japanese movie or is it American?

which one is that Japanese boyband going to be in?


Gawd knows with regards to Blood. It's a little bit of everything; an English speaking Chinese production funded by Japanese and Chinese money directed by a Frenchman and staring a Korean actress. Liam Cunningham's in it though. Huzzah!

I think the boyband one was Ninja Scroll which was rumoured to feature SMAP. That was optioned by DiCaprio's company, mind, and considering how Dragonball fared and with Akira being dropped it wouldn't surprise me if this poor soul was left to rot too.

It's okay. At least we've all got our copies of the live action Fist of the North Star to keep us company right?

.......right?

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#14 Post by CastorTroy81 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:47 pm

The thing with these kinds of movies is they can go either way. Ususally the wrong way. But remember when Lord of the Rings was unfilmable and no one believed it would be any good?

As for Fist of the North Star, saw it on tv ages ago. I do own Crying Freeman though starring the mighty Mark Dacascos
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#15 Post by Old Git » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:37 am

Ah Fist of the North Star!

Do think if there was the right kind of director then there would be room for optimism, but imagine if Bay or McG had been given the chance to do the Lord of the Rings! :puke:

Personally not really interested in live versions. Anime is fine to watch. If you don't like it, fuck off and leave it alone.
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