Gundam_08 wrote:Keanu Reeves could make an okay Kaji. He just needs to learn how to act.
I never thought I'd say this, but Winona Ryder is a little too pale to play Rei.
Originally posted on: 01-Dec-2003, 17:28 GMT
Reichu wrote:Cripes, if this movie ever DOES get made, I hope like mad they get a bunch of unknowns to play the parts rather than the typical Hollywood talent.
Reichu wrote:Preferably, a bunch of unknowns of Asian (or at least part-Asian) [b]pedigree.
tv33 wrote:However I doubt they will use Asian actors, as it would be an American production.
I also fear what they will do to Rei. I doubt they will leave her with blue hair (Though it would probably be odd). I would think they could leave her eyes red, they have contacts, and it would not be that intrusive.
I doubt if anyone could play Rei to my satisfaction.
Reichu wrote:"Unknown" actors don't necessarily suck. F'rinstance, there have been indie films produced using folks, many of whom have never acted before in their lives, who give a better performance than many of the folks who work professionally. Talent is talent, regardless of how well known you are.
Reichu wrote:Last I checked, there were plenty of Asian-Americans.
Reichu wrote:I'm more apt to take issue with Weta's Eva redesigns than the majority of NGE fans.
tv33 wrote:Oh, I quite agree, all well known actors start off as nobodies. However, inexperience often plagues most independent films (Not to mention child stars).
To me white people playing Asians in The last Samurai would be a lot worse then white people playing animated people.
Reichu wrote:Plagues them in what way?
Reichu wrote:But whities playing people named such conspicuously Japanese things such as "Ikari", "Fuyutsuki", "Suzuhara", "Akagi", etc., is just fundamentally wrong in my book -- it doesn't matter that the characters were originally animated as opposed to based on some historical premise. If a character is supposed to be Asian, Hollywood might not get the exact right ethnicity, but they probably will get someone with the appropriate Asian blood (like Rosalind Chao playing Keiko O'Brien in "Star Trek"). Otherwise, it's just silly.
Gaizokubanou wrote:If they use all asian related actors, I think it would be horrible cause they are limiting their resources by a lot.
I mean how many non-anime fans will be interested about "neo-tokyo" and things like that?
tv33 wrote:Also MacBeth has a far more European feel to it then Eva does a Japanese feel. For Example if Rurouni Kenshin was done using White people, that would be way to far out of place. But Tokyo-3 resembles a modern, Western location, such as New York or L.A. And they all ware western cloths, use cell phones, drives cars, ect...
Reichu wrote:For a play, it's not so illogical for them to be played by the local actors regardless of where you are...
Reichu wrote:Turning the NGE cast white in a U.S. adaptation is thus not only unnecessary but inappropriate.
Reichu wrote:And a last note: All-Asian casts do not necessarily turn the eneral U.S. populace off. Just look at "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon".
NakedEYE666 wrote:Is it just me, or aren't pretty much all of the characters already white, and relatively western looking to begin with? They are undoutably Japanese, but I think that's mainly thanks to our beloved seiyuu.
thx3876 wrote:Eventualy someone is going to have to raise the bar in science-fiction movies once again as Kubrick did with 2001 and the Evangelion story would be the best way to achieve this feat.
Dr. Nick wrote:And for your amusement, here's reason #488 why this live action project is simply impossible: NGE is too gay. Come on, think about it a bit: We have a protagonist that is surrounded by beautiful women but still acts like a total wimp and thus never gets any. And he pilots a - sorry Reichu, this is for illustration purposes only - HUGE PURPLE MECHA with a HORN EXTENDING FROM ITS FOREHEAD!!! Remember the Tinky Winky sex scandal? That's nothing compared to what this movie is going to cause! And if Kaworu appears already in the first film, they might officially label it as the gayest movie in all existance! So, do you think the studio executives are going to take the risk? :uhoh:
Incisivis wrote:Well, in Shinji's case, being a feminine male does NOT always mean you're gay, ya know.
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