First of Four Evangelion
Movies due out Summer 2007.
According to the October issue of Newtype
(Japan) (On sale September 10), four new Evangelion
movies are in the works. The four movies will include a prequel, a mid-series movie, a sequel and a "final" movie. The prequel movie is due out early summer 2007.
While the new story will be set during the same time frame as the original TV series, Newtype
states that it will be an entirely new project, not be a remake or improvement of any sort. Newtype
also mentions that viewers will not need to have already seen previous Evangelion
material in order to understand and enjoy the new movies.Hideaki Anno
will write the scenario for the first movie and will be the general director and manager for the entire project. Kazuya Tsurumaki
will direct the movies while Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
will provide character designs and Ikuto Yamashita
will provide mechanical designs. Shinji Higuchi
will provide storyboards for the first movie.Khara
, a new studio that shares office space with Gainax
, was recently set up and is seeking production staff to work on Anno's new project.