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An AICN Anime Special Report... Neon Genesis Evengelion live action feature film coming from WETA

Father Geek here with some especially tasty news for all fans of Anime & Manga, as well as fans of Science Fiction and the Phantastic. Superhero fans should fall in line for this one also... Its a great project and its coming out of a outstanding effects house... I can't wait for this one...

The Breaking News...

ADV Films, who released the Neon Genesis Evengelion anime series in the US has announced that they are working with the series producer Gainax and the great digital effects company Weta Workshop, Ltd. to produce a live action feature film based on the longlived series.

"The three main players here represent something of a 'dream-team' for a project like this one," said ADV Films President and CEO John Ledford . "Between the quality and significance of the Gainax title, Weta's industry-leading skill in the creation of special visual effects, and our expertise in the marketing and promotion of anime and anime-related content, this project is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

The Story...

"Neon Genesis Evangelion" is the story of a reluctant young hero, called upon to pilot an immense robotic weapon in battle against hordes of Alien Invaders.

Including both a 26-episode television series and at least two animated motion pictures to draw upon, "Neon Genesis Evangelion" has long been both a fan favorite and an extraordinary, universal critical and commercial success, with the worldwide franchise producing many millions of dollars in revenue for its various distributers.

The Timetable...

The "Neon Genesis Evangelion" live-action motion picture is now in the earliest stages of its development. CEO Ledford has confirmed, however, that the project's timetable is an "aggressive one", and that more information on the futuristic fanasy film is forthcoming soon.

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