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[News] JJ Abrams to direct live action adaptation of Your Name

Discussion in 'Animation Capital' started by Kari, Sep 28, 2017.

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  1. Kari

    Kari Shiina x Shinobu <3 Staff Member

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    J.J. Abrams Will Adapt a Live-Action Adaptation of Anime Hit ‘Your Name’ for Paramount Pictures
    The 2016 Japanese animated film was most successful anime movie in history.

    J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Japan-based Toho Co. will adapt Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 Japanese anime hit “Your Name” into a live-action feature for Paramount Pictures., adapted by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (“Arrival”).

    “Your Name,” which drew Oscar buzz last year when the Los Angeles Film Critics Association named it the year’s best animated film, tells the story of a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies. They become desperate to cross space and time to find a way to meet and stop an impending disaster.

    “There’s still more to gawk at in any single frame of this film than there is in the entirety of ‘Frozen,’ wrote IndieWire’s David Ehrlich in his ‘B’ review last December. “And ‘Your Name’ only gets more beautiful as it grows more grandiose, as every lonely train ride and periwinkle sunset glistens with the bittersweet glow of regret.”

    “Your Name” is the highest-grossing anime film in history, earning $355 million worldwide, $303 million of which came from Japan, where it was #1 for 12 straight weeks.

    Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce for Bad Robot, along with Genki Kawamura, producer of the original film. will write the screenplay. The original film was produced by Kawamura with Minami Ichikawa, Keiji Ota, and Yoshihiro Furusawa.

    Said Kawamura: “Just like in the film, it feels like a dream.”



    Another Hollywood live action fuck up is coming our way.
    But this time they are going to destroy Kimi no Na wa, which is without a doubt one of the greatest anime films of all time. Both visually and in its story.

    Aside from the fact that a live action film won't be able to live up to just how beautiful and fluid the animation was on the original film. I can't see how the writers could stick to the original content. Because so much of the film is based off of Shinto beliefs and practices, something that a Western Audience would struggle to understand.
    So once again we will end up with a white washed, Westernised pile of shite.....
  2. Stan

    Stan Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As if anyone with half a brain still cares what those money-gluttonous artistically infertile bunch of cinema murderers in Hollywood occupy themselves with to squeeze a shitload of cash off of a mentally challenged audience that judges the quality of a film based on its visual effects.

    tl;dr, don't bother. :catslut:
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
  3. SHIRO

    SHIRO ⓁⒺⓌⒹ Staff Member

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    apparently gunnm/battle angel alita is getting a hollywood adaptation too, surprising since it doesn't have gits, death note, kimi wa, etc tier popularity

    i'm going to see The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl in the cinema on wednesday, and it's actually screening in my local cinema instead of forcing me to drive to london

    i'll take anime becoming more popular in general as a positive
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  4. Ombra

    Ombra moist

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    David Ehrlich can shut his whore mouth.

    Haven't seen the film, but from the synopsis it doesn't seem fantasy heavy and a lot simpler to adapt and still have the same appeal to a broader audience. If it's good, great. If it's not, people will still enjoy the animated film all the same.