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Themaster20000



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:55 pm Reply with quote
He'd be better fit as the OTT Desty Nova.
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Primus



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:58 pm Reply with quote
"James Cameron's Battle Angel Alita"

pls don't make this into "Steven Spielberg's Transformers" and "Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The director is far more important than the producer.
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G S Palmer



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:42 pm Reply with quote
Primus wrote:
"James Cameron's Battle Angel Alita"

pls don't make this into "Steven Spielberg's Transformers" and "Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The director is far more important than the producer.

I think they chose that wording because this film has been Cameron's brainchild for at least 13 years, and he only recently agreed to hand it off to a different director.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:49 pm Reply with quote
Wow, this actually makes a lot of sense.... I mean, how much closer coul you get?



Personality of previous characters also kinda fits the bill...
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meiam



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:22 pm Reply with quote
There making a GUNNM movie now...? I mean I liked gunnm (though it was okay nothing special, art was cool) but out of all the anime they could have grabbed why choose this one? In the same style appleseed is far more interesting, and there's so many anime that would be much easier to make into american movie, like say cowboy bebop (not that I'm saying they should make a movie, just that it'd be way easier/popular).

As for the actor, well the guy is pretty amazing, but really at this point most people would rather see him do the smart and devilish guy than concern doctor. Personality wise I'd see him playing something like Kira.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:56 pm Reply with quote
He was great on Celebrity Jeopardy. Rolling Eyes
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AnimeLordLuis



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:58 pm Reply with quote
I think that Christopher Waltz is the perfect choice to play Dr. Ido. So far this movie is shaping up real good and definitely looks promising. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:24 am Reply with quote
Mr Waltz as pretty much anyone works for me. The guy is incredibly captivating.
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RAmmsoldat



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:52 am Reply with quote
dyson ido? was it not daisuke ido? i mean its been a while since i read it but im sure it was daisuke.
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:35 pm Reply with quote
RAmmsoldat wrote:
dyson ido? was it not daisuke ido? i mean its been a while since i read it but im sure it was daisuke.


Yes, that is even mentioned in the article. This is a Hollywood adaptation. They are going to change a few names.


Article wrote:
he would play the character Doctor Dyson Ido, which The Hollywood Reporter describes as "the cybersurgeon who finds the cyborg [protagonist] and becomes her mentor." A character named Daisuke Ido played a similar prominent role in the original manga.
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RAmmsoldat



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:51 pm Reply with quote
i see they're dicking about with it already. oh well.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:50 pm Reply with quote
Primus wrote:
"James Cameron's Battle Angel Alita"

pls don't make this into "Steven Spielberg's Transformers" and "Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The director is far more important than the producer.


I don't know anyone who refers to Transformers as "Steven Spielberg's" Transformers. the bit about TMNT though is true as annoying and petty as it is,
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:46 am Reply with quote
After seeing him in Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds, this guy is the real deal. This could possibly make it on my want to see list just by adding him.
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