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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:08 pm Reply with quote
Assuming this doesn't die in preproduction like so many other live-action anime adaptations did, I'm predicting a $50 million budget, a B-list lead, and a February or March 2010 or 2011 release date.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:11 pm Reply with quote
Well, Fox could break it or make it, I say. There's nothing definite yet, other than they have the rights.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:13 pm Reply with quote
Wow, this is some cool news. Hopefully this film will actually get off the ground.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:14 pm Reply with quote
Hey guys I just got a confirmed cast list!!

STARRING:

Justin Chatwin as Spike
Carlos Mencia as Jet
Cameron Diaz as Faye
Elisha Dushku as Ed

And featuring Andy Serkis as Ein, using amazing motion capture technology!

Edit:
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
Um, Fox, you already have a terrible movie in your hands. It's called Serenity.


Fixed!


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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:14 pm Reply with quote
Um, Fox, you already have a Bebop movie in your hands. It's called Serenity.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:16 pm Reply with quote
i find it funny more of these are being announced after Speed Racer tanked. you'd think the studios would be scared.
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Jedi General



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:17 pm Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
Hey guys I just got a confirmed cast list!!

STARRING:

Justin Chatwick as Spike
Carlos Mencia as Jet
Cameron Diaz as Faye
Elisha Dushku as Ed

And featuring Andy Serkis as Ein, using amazing motion capture technology!


Don't you mean Justin Chatwin? Andy Serkis playing Ein though. Genious. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:17 pm Reply with quote
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
Um, Fox, you already have a Bebop movie in your hands. It's called Serenity.


I thought that was the Hollywood adaptation of Outlaw Star?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:17 pm Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
And featuring Andy Serkis as Ein, using amazing motion capture technology!

And letting yet another Oscar nomination slip away!!
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tygerchickchibi



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Cameron Diaz? Not Angelina Jolie?

*shrugs.* I'll watch it, I don't really care. xD
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:29 pm Reply with quote
Zac wrote:

Carlos Mencia as Jet


LOL, I actually believed your post until I payed closer attention to this. LaughingLaughingLaughing

This movie should be...interesting. The music is what makes Cowboy Bebop, so choosing the composer will be one of the most important parts of making this movie.
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SeinenAi



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:32 pm Reply with quote
This could go either way...
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Hagaren_Otaku726



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:36 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
i find it funny more of these are being announced after Speed Racer tanked. you'd think the studios would be scared.


Same thing I was thinking. But Speed Racer was... a different... type of movie (like epilepsy on a movie screen), so maybe they're banking on that?

This should be interesting. As long as it's marketed well (and it doesn't suck), it has real potential for the mainstream audience as well as the otaku. Hope it all goes well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:49 pm Reply with quote
Don't know if want...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:53 pm Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
i find it funny more of these are being announced after Speed Racer tanked. you'd think the studios would be scared.


They're moving ahead with the Dragon Ball movie, though. I think the industry consensus on Speed Racer is that it failed because the property was old and unfamiliar to the film's target audience. You have to be at least 40 to remember when Speed Racer was at its peak of popularity.

On the other hand, Bebop is a much more recent series that's known to most anime fans and many non-fans (we all know someone who says "well, I hate anime...except for Cowboy Bebop.") It should do well, assuming they don't screw it up. They'll have a really hard time doing justice to the series, though. That show was lightning in a bottle, it's going to be really tough to recapture that feel.
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