So the live-action Ghost In The Shell movie came and went, and with it, the dream of seeing a high-quality Hollywood produced live-action anime, such as Akira or Battle Angel, took another big step backwards. Fans and critics were, for the most part, on the same page, as the film only made $40M in its first month in the US, and it’s Rotten Tomatoes score sits (at the time of this writing), at 46%. So the immediate reaction is to say that this movie is a bust. But that may or may or be the case. In fact, I am positive that in a few years, future critics and audiences will react more favorable to this film. Continue reading “Live-Action Ghost In The Shell (2017) will be a cult classic”
Jennifer Connelly will play a villain in Alita: Battle Angel, the James Cameron-produced film based on manga “Battle Angel Alita”, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Connelly, known for her roles in films like Labyrinth, Reqiuem for a Dream, and House of Sand and Fog won an Academy Award for her performance in A Beautiful Mind in 2001. Continue reading “Jennifer Connelly will be the villain for Alita: Battle Angel”
The Marketing Director of Spanish anime distributor Selecta Vision was recently featured in a podcast with Mision Tokyo, where it was reported that the upcoming second TV anime season of the Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) manga has been delayed to 2017. Selecta Vision marketing director Manu Guerrero revealed that the second season would be delayed till 2017. Continue reading “Attack on Titan 2nd Season Delayed to 2017”
The official Facebook for Adult Swim’s Toonami block announced on Thursday that it will co-produce 12 new episodes of FLCL with Production I.G. The 12 episodes will be a sequel to the 2000-2001 original video anime, and will be split into two seasons. The show is slated for late 2017 to early 2018. Series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki will also return for the new seasons, which will air on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. Continue reading “CN’s Toonami will co-produce 12 new episodes of FLCL”
A new screenwriter has been brought in to do an overhaul on the live-action version of Ghost in the Shell, says the Hollywood Reporter.
The new writer is Jonathan Herman, who wrote this year’s Straight Outta Compton, the film about hip hop group N.W.A. Like for Ghost in the Shell, Herman was brought in to do a rewrite on that film after it had been tackled by several other writers.
Hollywood Reporter also dropped a few hints about the plot of Ghost in the Shell, which is set to open March 31, 2017: Continue reading “New Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Details Revealed”
One of the more interesting anime-related announcements out of New York Comic Con came from Bandai Namco Pictures, which announced plans for a live-action Hollywood take on superhero anime Tiger & Bunny. The process is in very early stages—they’re still looking for a screenwriter, director, and all the talent involved—but Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are set up to produce the film at Imagine Entertainment. Continue reading “Imagine Entertainment to produce live-action anime”
Anime production company Production I.G announced the acquisition of the original rights to the FLCL OVA, which made its debut back in 2000. Recognizing the international popularity of the six-episode anime—directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki (Gunbuster 2), with I.G, Gainax, and King Records making up the production committee—and the exposure it got from its English-dubbed broadcast, The August 28th announcement notes the six-episode series’ international popularity and the exposure from its dubbed broadcast, before indicating I.G’s plans to take advantage of the acquired rights, with the possibility of a remake mentioned. Production I.G hinted at future plans.
One of those plans includes the possibility of a FLCL remake. We’ll have to wait and see if they actually go through with it, but the power is now in I.G’s hands, so we could see more FLCL in some form down the line. Continue reading “Will Production I.G remake FLCL?”
“You see I really have to tell you
That it all gets so intense
From my experience
It just doesn’t seem to make sense”
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer – “Still… You Turn Me On”
First off, I would like to thank my podcast co-host, Keith, for volunteering to go out of his comfort zone in tackling this list. The six-week period before the start of the movie blockbuster season, (this year, the obvious start-off point is the U.S. release date of Avengers: Age of Ultron, May 1, 2015) is the toughest stretch for our podcast; we have no current movies to review, and the movie review is the cornerstone of our podcast. Continue reading “The Top Ten anime movies – UPDATED (April, 2017)”