The Live Action Evangelion Movie

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Postby EVAN -1 [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:10 pm

Time to put a visual out there!
Please forgive any spelling errors.

Lord of the Rings meets Eva

As the Evangelion Units storm Isangard, while Treebeard and the Ents protect Tokyo-3 from Angel Attacks!

Ah, thanks weta for that!

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 01:52 GMT

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Postby Wolfwood79 [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:11 pm

I have said it before and I will say it again, Evangelion live is a bad idea. Does anybody remember the Guyver or Fist of the North Star Live action? Those movies were terrible and didn't follow the story lines at all, it's like they didn't have a script and just improvd everything. One word will sum up this movie SUCKS! The anime was great but the live action will blow especially hard. I will watch it simply to make fun of it. I mean come on who are they going to get to play the part of Shinji? PEN-PEN better be in it or I will be pissed.

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 18:14 GMT

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Postby Dr. Nick [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:12 pm

Wolfwood79 wrote:PEN-PEN better be in it or I will be pissed.

What? You want this movie to feature a crappily animated, annoying CGI animal sidekick á la Lost in Space? Like a small Jar Jar that does not talk but is otherwise goofy and stuff? Kill me now. :dead:

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 18:35 GMT

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Postby tv33 [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:12 pm

Dr. Nick wrote:What? You want this movie to feature a crappily animated, annoying CGI animal sidekick á la Lost in Space? Like a small Jar Jar that does not talk but is otherwise goofy and stuff? Kill me now. :dead:


Couldn't they just use a real penguin? Nothing about Pen-Pen (Minus some of his human like moments) would warrant a CGI character.

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 18:42 GMT

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Postby Shin-seiki [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:12 pm

tv33 wrote:Couldn't they just use a real penguin? Nothing about Pen-Pen (Minus some of his human like moments) would warrant a CGI character.
Penguins are rather stupid birds, I think it would be very challenging to coax much of a performance out of a real one...

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 18:47 GMT

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Postby tv33 [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:12 pm

Shin-seiki wrote:Penguins are rather stupid birds, I think it would be very challenging to coax much of a performance out of a real one...


I don't imagine he would have much of a role (Particularly in a 2 to 3 hour movie), just a few shots in the background, perhaps a quick close up. Though a lot these days they just look for an excuse to make something CGI.

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 18:51 GMT

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Postby Reichu [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:12 pm

Shin-seiki wrote:Penguins are rather stupid birds, I think it would be very challenging to coax much of a performance out of a real one...


Now, now, no need to go and insult penguinkind just because real ones don't drink beer and watch TV. "Stupid", I've always thought, is an unfair denomination to place upon creatures who are perfectly good at what they are supposed to do.

Alright, I'm through.

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 19:12 GMT

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Postby tv33 [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:12 pm

Reichu wrote:"Stupid", I've always thought, is an unfair denomination to place upon creatures who are perfectly good at what they are supposed to do.


And what are penguins supposed to do, exactly?

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 19:31 GMT

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Postby Reichu [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:13 pm

tv33 wrote:And what are penguins supposed to do, exactly?


Assimilate sustenance and breed. Image

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 08:30 GMT

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Postby Crazy Penguin [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:13 pm

Sounds like a plan to me, Reichu.

Originally posted on: 28-Jan-2004, 21:40 GMT

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Postby Plum [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:13 pm

tv33 wrote:And what are penguins supposed to do, exactly?



..... eat fish? not die? be a penguin?

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 00:24 GMT

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Postby NakedEYE666 [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:13 pm

Plum wrote:..... eat fish? not die? be a penguin?


I can do that.... especailly the last one.

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 00:26 GMT

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Postby tv33 [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:13 pm

Reichu wrote:Assimilate sustenance and breed. Image


Just like the unemployed. *Zing!*


I crack myself up.

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 00:37 GMT

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Postby Radio_Free_Mars [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:13 pm

K, saw the sketches and such, and I gotta say, im cool with em! OF the pics, I really only have a beef with there horrible costume sketches, ugh. Plus as told plane as day by the guys from WETA, there not even involved any further with the project. Still doesnt really matter, doubt it will get made yadda... yadda... yadda...
so... anyone here seen LOTR 3!!!

I Kid, I kid!Image

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 01:40 GMT

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Postby BeserkerEva01 [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:13 pm

Being an industrial design student (concept art essentially) and a big Evangelion fan to boot, I have this to say:

Mechanical Designs = Image

Environmental Designs = Image

Plugsuit Designs = Image

Misato ("Susan"...wtf!) = Image

Asuka ("Kate"...shoot me now) = Image

Changing the character names and westernizing them is NOT a smart move. Asuka's face looks horrid, and the proportions of the girls, even though the actresses are real, the characters are not that thick... slim them down WETA. And for the love of God, and all that is holy... KEEP THE ORIGINAL NAMES YOU DIPWADS!

Ramiel looks sorta cool, all "designy", but IT'S NOT BLUE! or shiny...

/me stares at blue shiny things...

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 01:40 GMT

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Postby saiyajin prince [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:14 pm

That's the same stuff I have problems with...I still don't get why they gotta do meaningless things like that!

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 03:18 GMT

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Postby Sharp-kun [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:14 pm

This thread has been brought back from the grave. Keep it on topic and flame free or it goes.

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 17:08 GMT

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Postby jvgklan [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:14 pm

If the live action EVA was geared towards an american audience like the Final Fantasy movie, then i say that it just might bomb in the box office. i believe someone wrote in this thread that Eva was every Japanese and focused on wanting to belong and accepted, while americans tend to want to be independent. I think that the Japanese aspect of the film may be more appealing to the hardcore EVA fans......i think thats what happened to Hinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within. It was made for an American audience.....

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 17:55 GMT

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Postby zep [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:14 pm

one question

Evangelion live action will be made by Japanese or for americans??

Its something really importat i think because i don't think to the fans of eva in Japan will accept a bad movie and maybe they will respect more of the important aspects of eva...

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 22:19 GMT

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Postby Fuzzy Chickens [ANF] » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:14 pm

Apparently WETA is keeping really close tabs on the Eva community's reaction to the movie and has quite the sense of humor:

Gollum's commentary

I have attempted to transcribe it as well as I can, but that little guy has a pretty bad accent. My transcription follows:

"I hear that they're making a new Neon Genesis Evangelion movie."
"Yay, we love Evangelion! It's my precious!"
"But it's different precious."
*cough cough*
"It be different?"
"Not going to be set in Japan. And they changed all the names."
"It can still be good precious."
"Cruel Hollywood change Tokyo-3 to New City. And Asuka is called Kate Rose, I mean what the f*** are they thinking?"
*cough cough*
"Yeah but the story, the story will still be good, and the special effects made by those fat guys at WETA who made us look so good in The Lord of the Rings, imagine what they'll make the Evas look like!"
"It's all digital CGI filth. Those stupid f***ing designs by those pricks at WETA workshop. [Warlocks have to? War looks up to?] do nothing with my precious little [virgin?], [with?] new city [who could have made by?] Simcity 2000. And those Evangelions are just plain f***ing ugly."
*cough cough*
"But they're so cool and vicious-looking! And look at that image of Unit 02 looking over the horizon, so beautiful it captures the anime so well, NERV headquarters looks really cool."
"Yes, but they can't be trusted, precious... noo... those [mindmongers?] at ADV will cheat Anno out of all of his royalties, and the movie will open with so many stupid brainless f***ing teenagers all talking about it. Evangelion is for smart, sophisticated people, and teenage boys with sexual problems, not stupid, mentally handicapped bloodthirsty teenage jocks!"
"So what? It will be a good movie!"
"They're going to cut out the masturbation scene, precious."
*cough cough*
"NOOOOO! Kill them! Kill them all!"



Any help with deciphering the rest will be greatly appreciated.

I think they've summed up the whole debate pretty neatly If only WETA was writing the script as well...

Originally posted on: 29-Jan-2004, 22:42 GMT


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