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[Film] Alita: Battle Angel

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Postby Guyver Spawn » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:54 pm

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/12/14/ja ... gel-alita/

For the people who don't know what Battle Angel is? It's a manga series created by Yukito Kishiro and originally published in Shueisha's Business Jump magazine back in the late 80's or early 90's. The series is set in the future and focuses on Alita, a cyborg who has lost all memories and is found in a garbage heap by a cybernetics doctor who rebuilds and takes care of her. It's almost like Astro Boy, but darker in theme.
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Postby CorporalChaos » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:17 am

I've got the first two volumes of the manga, and the source material is pretty good. I'm going to have to go see Avatar first to get an idea of how he's going to do it, but from what I've heard, this has a shot at being one of the rare *good* anime adaptions. I haven't written off that hope with this movie yet, if it ever gets made.
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Postby Guyver Spawn » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:26 am

If this does get made then finaly get a good anime movie. Most anime live action movies have been crap like Dragon Ball, Fist to the Northstar, Speed Racer, Devilman, Initial D, and Casshern (from what I have been told).
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Postby DIDDY » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:38 am

I haven't finished the manga yet, but I'm quite fond of Alita.

Who is going to play Alita? :leekspin:
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Postby backseatjesus » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:44 am

Guyver Spawn wrote:If this does get made then finaly get a good anime movie. All of the anime live action movies have been crap like Dragon Ball, Fist to the Northstar, Speed Racer, Devilman, Initial D, and Casshern (from what I have been told).

Death Note adaptation was decent. I also heard that Yatterman was actually done quite well also.

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Postby Defectron » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:45 am

All of the anime live action movies have been crap like Dragon Ball, Fist to the Northstar, Speed Racer, Devilman, Initial D, and Casshern (from what I have been told)


Hey now live action boogiepop phantom was good.

Death Note adaptation was decent.


Now this on the other hand I didn't care for

Who is going to play Alita? Loituma for the win.


She's going to be full CG from what I hear.
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Postby backseatjesus » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:46 am

actually, I don't know if the Death Note movies count since they were made and released before the anime was ever developed.

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Postby Guyver Spawn » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:57 am

Only anime live action movies I enjoy was the second Guyver movie, and the Death Note movies. If Alita is going to be full CGI then get the ADV films voice actor for her. The dub for the mini anime was pretty good.

Hey now live action boogiepop phantom was good.


I never saw it, but I hear it was rather decent.
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Postby GasmaskAvenger » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:17 am

now with how excellent Avatar was, there's no doubt his adaption of Battle Angel Alita will be as good


& if you think Gally/Alita will look like shit, have no fear

she'll look fine with the Avatar tech
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:26 am

Guyver Spawn wrote:All of the anime live action movies have been crap
Mushishi would beg to disagree -- but perhaps the handicap that is Japanese live-action is easier to overcome than the handicap of Hollywood.
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Postby Tokpile Quohog » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:27 am

If Cameron pulls this off perfectly I'll go gay for him.

But to be honest, I'd prefer if no one ever attempted to make a live action adaptation of it, but that's just me being a selfish fanboy.
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Postby Guyver Spawn » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:25 pm

Mr. Tines wrote:
Guyver Spawn wrote:All of the anime live action movies have been crap
Mushishi would beg to disagree -- but perhaps the handicap that is Japanese live-action is easier to overcome than the handicap of Hollywood.


I never hear about Hushishi, but I hear Cutie Honey live action movie was ok. I hear Sam Worthington might be in it. I would not be surprise if he is in the movie since he was in Avatar afterall. He might good as Figure Four though.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:44 pm

Welp. I guess BATTLE ANGEL ALITA is going to suck now. James Cameron is so busy doing THREE Avatar sequels back-to-back-to-back that he's given Alita to Robert Rodriguez.

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Postby Stillborn » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:48 pm

Well, that was to be expected since first Avatar appeared. :rolleyes:
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:04 pm

The tragedy is less that Cameron won't be directing but that he's given the movie to hack Rodriguez.

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Postby Ray » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:08 pm

Hey! Don't be dissing Rodriguez! He gave us Machete, and Sin City!

Having said that though. . . I'm not too optimistic for this, especially considering Hollywoods track record with Anime movies before.

After the upcoming GITS and Death Note movies flop, this will likely fall into development hell again.
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Postby Bagheera » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:31 pm

I don't mind Rodriguez, but handing off a project that's "near and dear" to you kinda undermines your sincerity.

Also, three Avatar sequels? Just how often can a milquetoast white guy save a bunch of ignorant savages from an incompetent military, anyway?
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:38 pm

Rodriguez is the Kevin Smith of action movie directors. A guy who once had potential twenty years ago but spent 20 years lazily doing everything he could to prevent himself from growing as an artist.

He's a great person. I've had a beer with him & he's a very personable human being. But, he's not someone who wants to challenge himself as a filmmaker. Whatever 'Battle Angel Alita' ends up being it'll be a much more traditional feature then what Cameron would have done.

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:04 pm

Yes there is if the movies suck.


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