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writerpatrick



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:56 am Reply with quote
Sounds like a rumor that got out of control.

If they're trying to cast this movie to attract fan-girls they're taking the wrong approach. It's the wrong material for that sort of stuff.
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minakichan



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:10 am Reply with quote
So much news on this lately... it's as if this movie is actually going to happen.

PSH yeah right, how many anime have been slated for Hollywood films and actually gotten past an announcement? >.>
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:41 am Reply with quote
minakichan wrote:
PSH yeah right, how many anime have been slated for Hollywood films and actually gotten past an announcement? >.>

One... or does Aeon Flux count?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:35 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
minakichan wrote:
PSH yeah right, how many anime have been slated for Hollywood films and actually gotten past an announcement? >.>

One... or does Aeon Flux count?


Two if you count Speed Racer, the other being DBZ. There might be a few more?

Aeon Flux was an American series by a Korean dude, so that wouldn't count. (Even though Peter Chung used his unique and often hated, but loved by me, art style when he did the character designs for the Reign: The Conqueror anime series)
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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:37 pm Reply with quote
Robert Pattinson is awesome. Not only is he a not-really-in-the-closet Twilight hater, but he's also an admitted Anime fan.
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Chibitoon



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:07 pm Reply with quote
True or not, I don't think Joaquin Phoenix would be a good idea anyway. Last I heard, his mind has gone bye-bye....>.>;;;
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:23 pm Reply with quote
Didn't know he was in Harry Potter. Anyway, I'll never get this chance again, so.... Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:33 pm Reply with quote
Unholy_Nny wrote:
Megiddo wrote:
minakichan wrote:
PSH yeah right, how many anime have been slated for Hollywood films and actually gotten past an announcement? >.>

One... or does Aeon Flux count?


Two if you count Speed Racer, the other being DBZ. There might be a few more?


There was also Guyver back in the early 90's. And a Gundam movie, G-Saviour, although that was a made-for-tv movie so I don't know if that counts.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:55 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
One... or does Aeon Flux count?


Aeon Flux wouldn't count--American-made for MTV and all--but there are other examples of anime-based films produced in Hollywood. They're just usually low-profile or best left forgotten.
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Unholy_Nny



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:05 pm Reply with quote
doubleO7 wrote:
Unholy_Nny wrote:
Megiddo wrote:
minakichan wrote:
PSH yeah right, how many anime have been slated for Hollywood films and actually gotten past an announcement? >.>

One... or does Aeon Flux count?


Two if you count Speed Racer, the other being DBZ. There might be a few more?


There was also Guyver back in the early 90's. And a Gundam movie, G-Saviour, although that was a made-for-tv movie so I don't know if that counts.


Ah, right, Guyver. Totally forgot about that.

And now I'm extremely shocked about G-Saviour. I don't know too much about it, so I always assumed it was a Japanese film.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:06 pm Reply with quote
No vampires on motorcycles, please.


I don't hate Twilight or Pattinson; I just don't think he'd be right for the part. Obviously he's not excited about or more than remotely interested in the project.
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xanithofdragons



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:43 pm Reply with quote
Hopefully this does mean that those short-lists that got posted everywhere were just a rumor.[/i]
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samuraiwalt



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:07 pm Reply with quote
doubleO7 wrote:
Unholy_Nny wrote:
Megiddo wrote:
minakichan wrote:
PSH yeah right, how many anime have been slated for Hollywood films and actually gotten past an announcement? >.>

One... or does Aeon Flux count?


Two if you count Speed Racer, the other being DBZ. There might be a few more?


There was also Guyver back in the early 90's. And a Gundam movie, G-Saviour, although that was a made-for-tv movie so I don't know if that counts.


You can add Fist of the North Star to that list. Joaquin Phoenix is 36, I think that's a little old to be playing Kaneda.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:15 pm Reply with quote
Unholy_Nny wrote:
doubleO7 wrote:
Unholy_Nny wrote:
Megiddo wrote:
minakichan wrote:
PSH yeah right, how many anime have been slated for Hollywood films and actually gotten past an announcement? >.>

One... or does Aeon Flux count?


Two if you count Speed Racer, the other being DBZ. There might be a few more?


There was also Guyver back in the early 90's. And a Gundam movie, G-Saviour, although that was a made-for-tv movie so I don't know if that counts.


Ah, right, Guyver. Totally forgot about that.

And now I'm extremely shocked about G-Saviour. I don't know too much about it, so I always assumed it was a Japanese film.


Wasn't it Canadian/Japanese co produced? Anyway you can count Guyver twice, it had a sequel.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:33 pm Reply with quote
Jaymie wrote:
Robert Pattinson is awesome. Not only is he a not-really-in-the-closet Twilight hater, but he's also an admitted Anime fan.


If Pattinson is an anime fan, or a fan of Akira, then why in the article is "loves" in quotation marks? When something is in quotation marks, it usually implies something, and its not always great.

I'm sure Pattinson is a nice person, but his acting isn't great. Although I have some respect for him because I'm told he doesn't actually like Twilight, I have to question why he even starred in the movie. Yeah I know, money, but come on. Why be in something you hate?
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