buuuuhhhh... I don't think I would want to see it live action.
I just don't think anyone would be satisfied with the choice in actors, and as mentioned previously, you run into the whole HP movie series problem where they are just too damn old now. Radcliff is great, but I wasn't aware that wizards were supposed to have six-packs.
So you'd have to get actors who can play younger, like Ellen Page (Total thumbs up for Rei) or Michael Cera (Though I DO NOT see him as Kaworu by any means). Or change the timeline and their ages... Make them all, say, 17-18 so it would be easier for an adult to play their role... And make it a helluva lot less creepy for people to be drooling over the girls (Think Olsen twins & Hermione's problems once they turned eighteen).
Hmm... But I like Dev Patel for Touji, but I think he may be way tall? Gillian Anderson is a natural blonde and would make a great Ritsuko, but is maybe too short. I think Misato would be an easy one to cast, but no one really comes to mind... Someone mentioned Lucy Liu, and yes, she's hot, but she doesn't come to mind as the best actress.
Malcolm McDowell would be a great choice for either Gendo or Fuyutsuki, but I like him better as the latter.
Shinji and Kaworu, I think are the problem children in this game. Shinji, by all other means, is just this very average looking kid, and actually might be small for his age. So you need this wimpy, boring looking kid to play the lead role... That doesn't really sound like it would appeal to broader audiences.
Then, what the hell do you do with Kaworu? He's a bishounen, but how does that translate to live action? Does he turn into another Edward? Or would they retain some of the homosexual undertones? WOULD THEY MAKE HIM BLONDE?!
Would they make Rei... I have no idea what color her hair would translate to. Maybe light brown -_-
Frankly, I don't think it will ever be made... If we're ever honest with ourselves, the series itself is sort of a mess and wouldn't translate well to an American audience. Because it would be like, "Oh awesome there are robots are teenagers get to fight with them and there's lots of fanservice.", then later, "What the hell? Why is that shrimpy dude screaming and what's all this psychobabble and weird Christian references... HEY ARE THEY MAKING FUN OF CHRISTIANITY!?!"
Then riots would ensue. Then they would come after us. Live in fear.
No. No. You know what. This is my new proposal:
Have the Jim Henson Creature Shop do the whole thing. EVERYONE can be puppets and they can make the EVAs like they did the big stiltwalkers in Dark Crystal.
I think I have just taken the Eva Geek Crown today. >_>"
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