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Evangelion the Live Movie
Priceman at 11:48PM, May 10, 2007
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I…..just dont' know. Help me out here guys.



This won't end well….I can already tell.
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Mega Josh at 12:49AM, May 11, 2007
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… It's not real you know.
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snark at 7:51AM, May 11, 2007
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If you look to the bottom left at 1:18 you can see the robots from iRobot.

Though the thought of a live action eva movie if one was ever made kinda scares me…girl wearing silly blue wig…*shudder*
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isukun at 9:41AM, May 11, 2007
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If you look to the bottom left at 1:18 you can see the robots from iRobot.

That's the only thing you noticed? With the exception of the bad CG evas, everything in that is taken from other movies.

It seriously depresses me that the live action movie is even getting a green light. It's going to be worse than the Guyver.
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Ian Jay at 11:57AM, May 11, 2007
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So what? What's it about? From the preview I know it involves a generic future city, a giant robot (gosh, that's original), a secret agency thing with a very awkward-looking logo, a very sad-looking little 23-year-old boy, and “streght”. I mean, I know it was an anime, but… I hope it didn't look as lame as this.

I hope it's a funny lame, though. Not just… y'know… a lame lame.
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ozoneocean at 12:17PM, May 11, 2007
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Ah ha, Pretty clever ;)

I was wondering how they could have such big name actors with elaborate sets in a film with such cartoony 3D work.
A good fake to make you go “WTF is this crap! Thiss'll be terrible!” Hahahaha!

Whoever did it, they're a clever little munchkin ^_^
 
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Phantom Penguin at 12:54PM, May 11, 2007
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I saw things from
-X men 3
-a few eva video games
-irobot
-some movie with that hobbit kid in it


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LIZARD_B1TE at 1:53PM, May 11, 2007
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I noticed they had stuff from Chronicles of Riddick, Final Fantasy XII, I Robot, X-Men, and FF: Spirits Within.

So, apparently, Ivalice is threatened by a group of invaders called Necromongers, and they have to turn to Magneto for aid, because the Necromongers are employing robots and ghost aliens in order to take over the world?

That would actually be a pretty cool movie, come to think of it.
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isukun at 2:25PM, May 11, 2007
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From the preview I know it involves a generic future city, a giant robot (gosh, that's original), a secret agency thing with a very awkward-looking logo, a very sad-looking little 23-year-old boy, and “streght”.

The “preview” doesn't tell us anything about the movie except that enthusiastic fans are willing to splice shots from other movies together into fake trailers.

They've already confirmed that they will be trying to get actors aged appropriately for the parts. Unfortunately, the emphasis seems to be on the child actors, which doesn't bode well for anyone hoping for something deep or even the more shallow people looking for a gore fest. It'll be too hard to sell an R-rated movie with 13-year-old leads (plus, apparently they've been trying to enlist Robin Williams as their spokesman for the movie and you know what kind of image he carries).

Of course, they're also changing the names and the location to make it more “American.” They seem to be getting some celebrities interested in it just based on name recognition, but realistically, most of the people they approached looking for funding turned them down (took them four years to even go into pre-production) and this was after looking at the script. A script which I might add was originally written by one of ADV's in house dub writers/voice actors. Plus the same guy is the executive producer. Remember the last thing ADV produced?
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ozoneocean at 2:31PM, May 11, 2007
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Of course, they're also changing the names and the location to make it more “American.”
Seriously? So the worst aspects of the fake preview are actually true? (in a twisted way) Wow, that'd suck hugely.
I'd rather have cartoony crap 3D effects than that…
 
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jalford at 2:57PM, May 11, 2007
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BRUCE CAMPBELL IS GENDO IKARI!
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isukun at 2:58PM, May 11, 2007
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Yeah, the concept art that's made its way to the web has all had Western names for the characters. I guess it made more sense for two Western companies hoping to employ actors from Hollywood to change the setting rather than try to make everyone Japanese. I've seen the city referred to as “New City,” Rei written as “Ray,” Asuka listed as “Kate Rose,” and Misato changed to some character named “Susan Whitnall.” Changing the names is bad enough, but most don't even really roll of the tongue in a pleasing way. Of course, as concept art, I'm sure the names are subject to change based on the script, but I seriously doubt they'll stick with Japanese character names if they choose Western actors.
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ozoneocean at 3:14PM, May 11, 2007
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Insanity. Pure insanity.
So all the post holocaust themes (among other things) that are so redolent in the Japanese cartoon (and have so much more meaning because they're Japanese) are just wiped away?

It's like making a movie about the crucifixion where Christ doesn't get crucified and instead fights free of the Romans: in that one of the most crucial elements is totally misunderstood, ignored, bastardised, thrown away.

But then Eva was no masterpiece and probably wouldn't make that great a film however you ended up doing it.
 
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snark at 4:55PM, May 11, 2007
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….whoa, its like its going to be a DIC localisation…but with live actors…0_o
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Inkmonkey at 6:52PM, May 11, 2007
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Y'know, I'd rather have the names changed to English names than have clearly American actors playing people with Japanese names.
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 8:26PM, May 11, 2007
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But then Eva was no masterpiece and probably wouldn't make that great a film however you ended up doing it.

b-blasphemy!!!
I cringe inside when I think about the eva movie they're making right now. the knowledge that my native country is ruining my favorite anime of all time is cancerous to my soul.
god. they're probably gonna get some ugly american 20-something to play shinji.
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ccs1989 at 8:39AM, May 12, 2007
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The funniest thing about the trailer was how the capitalization was all off. Usually trailers do things all in caps when the words appear like that, or at least have each word capitalized to make it more “epic”. Also the logo at the end would have been “Hollywood-ized”. And there were too many cuts from scene to scene.

I really hope this movie doesn't get made though.
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silentkitty at 9:06AM, May 12, 2007
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Any way you look at it, I don't think Evangelion would make a good live movie. Anime in general, in my opinion, doesn't translate well into live-action, and trying to cram a series like Evangelion into a two hour feature film is just inviting disaster. Getting an American actor to play Shinji would just be.. weird, although I guess Asuka would be passable since she's supposed to be German (if I'm remembering correctly).

I dunno. I'd rather see some new sci-fi/fantasy movies made than the constant flow of rehashed ideas we seem to be getting anyway. :[
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ozoneocean at 9:13AM, May 12, 2007
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b-blasphemy!!!
I cringe inside when I think about the eva movie they're making right now. the knowledge that my native country is ruining my favorite anime of all time is cancerous to my soul.
god. they're probably gonna get some ugly american 20-something to play shinji.
heh, You're just hanging out for teh porno version ;)
Amiright? ^^

silentkitty
I dunno. I'd rather see some new sci-fi/fantasy movies made than the constant flow of rehashed ideas we seem to be getting anyway. :[
…I wish they still made fantasy movies as cool as Conan the Barbarian and Willow :(
 
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Terminal at 2:32PM, May 12, 2007
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From the preview I know it involves a generic future city.

My geeky knowledge of architecture comes into play here. The author of this fake trailer actually put some detail in this video. While some of the shots are from some generic city, there are a few constant shots that give an idea of the location. The generic city is actually Los Angeles. (EVA here? Eww.)







Each is a scene from The Island, Constantine, and Terminator 2 respectively. Ironically, the first screencap is the same place as the third screencap except a few years into the future, thus creating a weird paradox.

Blegh.
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Hguyver at 12:34AM, May 14, 2007
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I honestly don't think they are ever going to get around to doing it. It's been what? Five years at least since rumor mills started talking about it? and the only thing that comes come out of it are some concept designs Wetaworks did YEARS ago.

I dunno, I think I'd go see it if they made a movie BASED off of Evangelion. Instead of actually doing Evangelion. Give credit where credits due but make a movie for an audience that's both seen the anime and not seen it. So people who have seen the anime won't constantly be nit-picking ever detail. and people who've never seen evangelion… Well hopefully the movie was made in a way that they could understand what was going on. They've done it before. Like with ‘The Magnificent Seven’ obviously based off of The Seven Samurai. But done in an entirely different way so that people can still enjoy it.

Do you think that's even possible?
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isukun at 1:27PM, May 14, 2007
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I honestly don't think they are ever going to get around to doing it. It's been what? Five years at least since rumor mills started talking about it? and the only thing that comes come out of it are some concept designs Wetaworks did YEARS ago.

Actually, late last year Matt Greenfield finally announced that the project finally got the funding it needed and was going into preproduction. How that works when they still haven't picked a director is beyond me, especially when he's also claimed the visual style will be heavily dependent on the director. Unfortunately, that means the movie IS being made. The reason it got stuck in rumor limbo so long was because ADV had a great deal of difficulty getting financial support for the project (one of many clues the movie will suck mightily).

Do you think that's even possible?

It's possible, but I find more often than not, you end up with Stealth's and Last Man Standing's than Magnificent Seven's. And I certainly wouldn't expect the company that made SiN: the Movie to not only recognize what it was about Eva that made it popular, but create something original and not a total piece of crap based on that idea.
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Hguyver at 2:28AM, May 15, 2007
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Actually, late last year Matt Greenfield finally announced that the project finally got the funding it needed and was going into preproduction. How that works when they still haven't picked a director is beyond me, especially when he's also claimed the visual style will be heavily dependent on the director. Unfortunately, that means the movie IS being made. The reason it got stuck in rumor limbo so long was because ADV had a great deal of difficulty getting financial support for the project (one of many clues the movie will suck mightily).

Wow… About five years ago, I might have been excited by the thought of seeing an evangelion movie, but now… That's just asking for disaster. The only thing that could make it worse, is if Uwe Boll got in the directors chair.
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