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H. Guderian



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:56 am Reply with quote
Even the Japanese Live Action missed the mark, and while the 2199 series intergated many updates, I feel it tonally missed the mark. But at least those were made by people who kinda knew the deal with the Original.

I'm outright cynical of this, perhaps moreso than that Dragonball movie from way back when.
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Borderite92



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 pm Reply with quote
The live movie was the purpose of the first animated film with the tragic sacrifice of the second film stuffed and shortened into one. Not quite stellar, but not a poor attempt like DB.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:38 am Reply with quote
Give these development limbo, I would imagine in another 2 years they might have not yet even started filming. This is another reason why Hollywood should learn to sparingly jump on the anime to live-action adaptation bandwagon.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:32 pm Reply with quote
The Star Blazers (not Yamato) project has been around in some form for TWENTY YEARS. At least.
I remember when it was going to be one of 90's live-action Disney's big experiments with CGI-FX blockbuster movies, until Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin offered to take it off their delayed hands right after all that money they were going to make on the '98 "Godzilla". (Which explains why Disney put all their CGI-commercial ambitions into "Mighty Joe Young" instead.)

And why Star Blazers? Again, this was the late 90's, studio execs wanted to get in on "This new anime thing the young people were into", and promptly grabbed the properties they remembered:
We eventually did get that Astro Boy movie, Akira is still in limbo, and the Gigantor project eventually folded. Rolling Eyes

The current producers supposedly had the project for six years, which sounds like the latest term of soon-to-expire rights, so all the articles trying to tie the sudden new movement to hype over Power Rangers and Ghost in the Shell may be just speculation.
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Wrangler



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:10 pm Reply with quote
EricJ2 wrote:
The Star Blazers (not Yamato) project has been around in some form for TWENTY YEARS. At least.
I remember when it was going to be one of 90's live-action Disney's big experiments with CGI-FX blockbuster movies, until Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin offered to take it off their delayed hands right after all that money they were going to make on the '98 "Godzilla". (Which explains why Disney put all their CGI-commercial ambitions into "Mighty Joe Young" instead.)

And why Star Blazers? Again, this was the late 90's, studio execs wanted to get in on "This new anime thing the young people were into", and promptly grabbed the properties they remembered:
We eventually did get that Astro Boy movie, Akira is still in limbo, and the Gigantor project eventually folded. Rolling Eyes

The current producers supposedly had the project for six years, which sounds like the latest term of soon-to-expire rights, so all the articles trying to tie the sudden new movement to hype over Power Rangers and Ghost in the Shell may be just speculation.

Totally agree with you. These super fans producers should STAY *BLANK* AWAY from the damn franchise. It was never meant for Live Action, never should be. LORD.
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