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Twilight Director Hardwicke Hints at Anime Version

posted on 2009-03-16 16:05 EDT
Catherine Hardwicke says in DVD commentary that she thinks there will be anime

Sci Fi Wire, the website of America's Sci Fi Channel (soon to be renamed Syfy), reports that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke said that she thinks "there's going to be an anime version" of Twilight in Japan. During the DVD audio commentary for the finale of the high school vampire drama film, the following exchange took place:

Actor Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen): I look Asian in this scene. I do, I look like an anime character.

Hardwicke: Hey, I think there's going to be an anime version of this in Japan. So you will be an anime character.

Hardwicke directed the live-action film adaptation of the first book in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novel series. She is not currently slated to direct the films for the remaining books in the series. The Twilight DVD and Blu-ray Disc will ship on March 21 in North America. Summit Entertainment, the production company for the Twilight film, is also distributing IMAGI's computed-animated film version of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy (Mighty Atom) manga and anime in North America on October 23.

Source: Newsarama

Update: More information about Twilight and film image added.

Image © 2009 Summit Entertainment, L.L.C.


This article has a follow-up: Twilight Director Says She Has Not Heard of Anime Plans (2009-03-24 17:50)
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