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DavetheUsher



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:53 am Reply with quote
This summer, Jim Parsons is... Rintaro Okabe.
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scusmewhat!
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H. Guderian



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:56 am Reply with quote
A sad day.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:02 am Reply with quote
Huh well Godspeed to these guys.

Hope this works out well for them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:16 am Reply with quote
Don't we have enough Hollywood time travel movies?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:16 am Reply with quote
Indeed, another test of the idea that anything can be done well. And I hope they succeed.

Personally, I hope they have the nerve and wit to write out some of the less needed female characters, ones that were only in the anime because they had been in the game and the anime crew felt they couldn't leave them out because it would make the game's fans mad.

I liked the anime, but I think it could have been tightened up by just leaving out two or three "gotta catch all these girls" episodes in the middle. Those eps just did not make sense to me until somebody, I think in an ANNCast, explained why those eps existed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:24 am Reply with quote
It’s certainly less effects heavy than some other concepts, strong central cast, all that fun stuff, but still. I remain thoroughly unconvinced they can do it well.

Oh, Skydance! Those clowns. They also promised a live action Sword Art Online that seems confined to Development Hell.
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Thespacemaster



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:46 am Reply with quote
Steins Gate could actually work as a live action series, it certainly handled it's time travel plot a lot more better than other live action sci fi shows with time travel as a theme.

I am stepping into with a cautious optimism
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Lo Wang



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:20 am Reply with quote
This is going to be a shitshow that will butcher another well known Japanese properity. Seems Hollywood hasn't learned their lesson with the Scarlet in the Shell flop.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:33 am Reply with quote
This could be very interesting. The only sticking point I see here is how intrinsically interlaced the story is with Akihabara, but beyond that this is one that could be seen as highly adaptable compared to other anime works. That said, Hollywood has been very iffy of late, and looking over Skydance's resume it is very hit and miss. While I admit I have some personal biases (anyone else besides Asami Imai or Trina Nishimura portraying Kurisu feels wrong), I do wonder if they could really do the show justice.
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jellybeanbandit



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:56 am Reply with quote
Steins;Gate is entirely dependent on its roots in otaku culture. Even the anime's dub messed that up by replacing all the anime and otaku references with Star Trek, Portal, and Dr. Who references. An actual Hollywood movie has no chance.
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Soulwarfare



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:33 am Reply with quote
If the main character doesn't act like an over the top scientist who loves Dr. Pepper and doesn't say "I am mad scientist, it's so cool, sunavabitch" then i'll be disappointed
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Fluwm



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:50 am Reply with quote
Thespacemaster wrote:
Steins Gate could actually work as a live action series, it certainly handled it's time travel plot a lot more better than other live action sci fi shows with time travel as a theme.

I am stepping into with a cautious optimism


It absolutely could work. It absolutely won't. But it could.
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:16 pm Reply with quote
Hold on, I have a leaked spoiler for it:

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Marzan



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:34 pm Reply with quote
But will the Hollywood version feature the “Tuturuuu”? If not, that’s a deal breaker guys.
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