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No good can come of this...
The poster for this shows a small Japanese girl holding a big sword. So some good has already come of this.
This was a manga wasn't it? It's probably not even going to be enjoyably shit...
How the fuck would you know?!
I don't know. That's why I used the qualifier 'probably'.
But you're right: A live action film based on a Japanese cartoon could turn out to be a critically acclaimed masterpiece, like Dragon Ball Z or Streetfighter...
at least they've canned the live action Akira. That was never gonna end well.
I'm still waiting for definitive confirmation that the American version of Old Boy will never be made. If it does, mark my words: Killing spree.
I will see it, though.
I rewatched it shortly after Nicholas Cage was mooted for the lead role and read the subtitles in my head in his voice. I reckon a full movie of that would be more than enough to drive me to cannibalism.
Cage?! Good God! When I first heard about this, Will Smith was being mooted. I'd almost prefer that.
If they did a shot for shot remake I think I'd at least get a kick out of watching Smith get his hands dirty with a bit of hammer-wielding-teeth-pulling-daughter-porking-action. They were talking about it being an adaptation of a comics rather than the movie though. I haven't read them so I'm not sure whether that would make it more or less incest-tastic.
But hopefully it's dead in the water either way.
I doubt whoever said that ever read the comics. I'm only part way through second (or maybe third) volume (there's eight in total) and the phrase 'inscrutably Japanese' doesn't do it justice. A lot of the shit just wouldn't fly in an American film.