So, Warner Bros has purchased the rights to do an English spoken live-action version of the cult anime from 1988. It will possibly be released as two movies, the first one covering the first three volumes of the manga. Rumored cast: Shotaro Kaneda - Zac Efron
Colonel Shikishima - Morgan Freeman
I's supposed to be based on the manga, not the anime. I haven't read the manga however, but I can imagine the story is a bit deeper than the anime. Thoughts?
Ah! they better not hold out on me like Cowboy bebop. Grave of the fireflies was great live action, better than even. Though it didn't require. much in the way of FX. Some of each of the Death Note movies were notable. Though, with Zac in it, if he turns it into a musical... I swear by all that is anime; I will hunt him down and scrape off his face with a dirty plunger!
^It's Been two years in the Making already and and according to this
latest update it will be two more. But, Watanabe is still head producer so it should be worth the wait I was joking about the plunger I much rather enjoy the act by using one of those girlie luffas. The idea of sloffing skin is so, much more enjoyable don't you think?
Thought the Dragonball Z movie was ok like the Last Airbender and Blood+ movie. Hope Akira makes it to live action and director does it justice but not counting on it. I think it would be better if the producers make it for the japanese audience not the english but have voice actors doing the english version at the same time.