Gendo'sPapa wrote:P.S. "They're really looking beyond that, and really looking at drama, human elements, even to those elements that appeal to otaku."..... how they're gonna get naked or half naked preteen girls on film and not be filed for lawsuits is beyond me. Cause that seems to be ALL otaku really care about.
Someone's trying to be cute/"knowledgeable" by using the word the fans like without knowing what all that word entails. That said, you can have elements of sexual tension among minors in film. You just can't have them nude. Not that it would appeal to the otakus, but at least the character development within the script would stay true to the source.
As for me, I still have a bad feeling about this. Ive seen this sort of progression before with other projects, and they've all faded away. LAEM has no reason to fade away like the others have, but it has no reason to flourish or even reach Development Hell. If it ever does, it will probably have studio command, insisting that they put an unrelated _________ (fill blank) in there "because it was in Transformers, and that movie made money"; which is a very smart financial decision so no one's going to object to it. So by the time it's comes out the other end of Development Hell, it will have no resemblance to Evangelion in appearance or title.
In my opinion, they should all just set a release date for 2015. Maybe some actual talent will come to the project within that time.