News Oshii Declines to Comment on, Yuuki Denies Knowledge of Live-Action Patlabor
posted on 2012-09-17 23:41 EDT by Ko Ransom
During a recent talk show between Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki and anime director Mamoru Oshii, Suzuki asked Oshii "So, is Patlabor getting a live-action movie?" to which Oshii answered "Like I'd be able to tell you that!" but followed up by noting that he had "suddenly become busy." Suzuki then suggested that the project he suggested would be foreign-funded, and Oshii replied by saying "That's a different story."
Later, Mobile Police Patlabor manga artist Masami Yuuki posted on his Twitter account that he had no knowledge of any new Patlabor film project in the works, whether it be animated or live-action, and that he wished that people would not make "political moves like that," referring to talks of a live-action Patlabor.
Source: Cinema Today