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(Some Guy)   Today's anime-to-live action travesty: Michael Bay to direct "Neon Genesis Evangelion"   (kdramastars.com) divider line 88
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2014-05-25 07:09:07 PM  
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NO.  NO FARKING WAY.  KEEP MICHAEL BAY AWAY.
 
2014-05-25 07:14:41 PM  
Maybe it's a good idea after all Evangelion is defined by its explosions, right?


/not
 
2014-05-25 08:26:35 PM  
Well, it's not like he can make it make any less sense.
 
2014-05-25 08:28:44 PM  
I'd love to see an NGE movie, but not anything directed by Michael Bey.

I'm not sure who would be a good director for something like that though.  It has to be a big budget special effects extravaganza to get the look right, but it also needs someone who's capable of handling a complex plot driven by broken relationships.  Fincher or Aranofsky would be my picks, but neither of them has really done a big special effects driven film that I can think of.
 
2014-05-25 08:32:02 PM  

SilentStrider: Well, it's not like he can make it make any less sense.


It's great until the end.  I thought the end of the original series was a huge letdown, but I know there has been additional material released that either replaces that, or takes place after, I'm not sure which, I just haven't seen it.
 
2014-05-25 08:32:11 PM  

SilentStrider: Well, it's not like he can make it make any less sense.


A point in Bay's favor
 
2014-05-25 08:52:41 PM  

Nefarious: Maybe it's a good idea after all Evangelion is defined by its explosions, right?


/not



Come on, Neon Genesis Explosion will be a perfectly adequate movie.
 
2014-05-25 08:52:47 PM  
One of the most popular mecha animes of all-time, Neon Genesis Evangelion is probably going to have a live action adaptation and Michael Bay allegedly is putting his hat into the ring to be the director of the film.

I'll conserve my outrage, thanks.
 
2014-05-25 08:55:17 PM  
I'm okay with this. Evangelion can get ponderous at times. For the most part, audiences watch it to see giant mecha smacking the crap out of stuff, and to oggle at Rei and Asuka in their skin tight flight suits. A Bay Evangelion would also cut down on Shinji Angst.
 
2014-05-25 09:02:09 PM  
Next up, Lars von Trier directs Ranma 1/2.
 
2014-05-25 09:04:18 PM  
NGE is the very definition of disappointment, implosion, and failure. It was an fairly ordinary robot vs. monster action series that spiraled out of control at the same time that the director was spinning out of control. It's not notable for its success; it's notable for being a massive train-wreck. Seems like Bay would be the perfect choice to direct such a movie.
 
2014-05-25 09:10:22 PM  

Flappyhead: Next up, Lars von Trier directs Ranma 1/2.



I want to see who plays female Ranma before I decide to go. And this is not a subtle attempt to see pictures of beautiful redheaded actresses.

Though if people feel the need to do so, I won't complain.
 
2014-05-25 09:10:47 PM  
I do have a production still from this movie:

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Eeny, meaney, miney...BLOW!

/oh my
 
2014-05-25 09:11:24 PM  
Ugh, how long until he announces he's cast Megan Fox as Asuka?

/please for the love of christ don't let him get this idea from me if he hasn't already...
 
2014-05-25 09:11:35 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'd love to see an NGE movie, but not anything directed by Michael Bey.

I'm not sure who would be a good director for something like that though.  It has to be a big budget special effects extravaganza to get the look right, but it also needs someone who's capable of handling a complex plot driven by broken relationships.  Fincher or Aranofsky would be my picks, but neither of them has really done a big special effects driven film that I can think of.


I think Nolan would do a good job.
 
2014-05-25 09:14:36 PM  
Shinji LaBeouf?

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2014-05-25 09:17:06 PM  

narkor: I'm okay with this. Evangelion can get ponderous at times. For the most part, audiences watch it to see giant mecha smacking the crap out of stuff, and to oggle at Rei and Asuka in their skin tight flight suits. A Bay Evangelion would also cut down on Shinji Angst.


Have you SEEN Transformers 1-3?  Because it's '2 hours of human angst and Shia TheBeef biatching about how much his life sucks' and 20-30 minutes of '15 lbs of scrapped clocks farking in a blender'. I seriously completely gave up figuring out what was fighting who in those movies and just figured I'd go with whatever voice was talking after the fight.
 
2014-05-25 09:19:31 PM  
This idea is so farked up.
 
2014-05-25 09:32:23 PM  
That would be a major test of Michael Bay's abilities. Sure he has experience with explosions, but can he do cross-shaped explosions? That's the real question.
 
2014-05-25 09:33:35 PM  
Darren Aronofsky as director?
 
2014-05-25 09:36:17 PM  
After Keanu Reeves as Hellblazer I am immune to this pain.

rocky_howard: Shinji LaBeouf?


ACK!!! OK, not completely immune. Besides, anyone remember that live action Dragonball high school crap? There has been worse, heck how could they do any worse then the original ending? I thought I had a stroke.

Wake me up for the Groo movie.
 
2014-05-25 09:40:58 PM  

Gone to Plaid: Darren Aronofsky as director?


Aronofsky would be perfect given the metaphysical and theological underpinnings of NGE. The entire story is a journey up the Kabalistic Tree Of Life, ending with humanity joining the Godhead at the top. Every single one of his films has had themes from Kaballah used. He gets it and knows how to present it.
 
2014-05-25 09:43:49 PM  
I want to see this, but can we have someone else other than Bay?
 
2014-05-25 09:43:55 PM  
Don't you want to see Shia LeBeef masturbating over a coma patient?
 
2014-05-25 09:45:44 PM  
I could see DelToro or Fincher directing.  Wachoowskis might work. I also don't think Evangelion NEEDS a live action version.  I would let Bay direct a live-action Bubblegum Crisis, but really would prefer a Wachowski version.
 
2014-05-25 09:48:37 PM  
They should take the budget for this (potential) movie, give it to Guiellermo del Toro, and make another Pacific Rim.

It may not have been a big hit in the US, but I think it did well overseas. Hollywood needs to action movies like that more often: fun without the whole grim/dark over seriousness.

/And yes, I realize my FARK handle is Eva related.
//I hate it but REALLY don't want to give up my low number.
 
2014-05-25 09:50:29 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'd love to see an NGE movie, but not anything directed by Michael Bey.
I'm not sure who would be a good director for something like that though.  It has to be a big budget special effects extravaganza to get the look right, but it also needs someone who's capable of handling a complex plot driven by broken relationships.  Fincher or Aranofsky would be my picks, but neither of them has really done a big special effects driven film that I can think of.


Gavin Hood or Neill Blomkamp would be good choices... especially if Blomkamp could get Weta Workshop to build the world.

If a studio put Bay on this, that might finally be the commercial flop it takes for studios to stop handing him blank checks. There can't be more than a sliver of overlap between NGE fans and fans of the Bayformers films. Anyone who is an NGE fan would know to avoid a Bay film like the plague, and I don't think the studio could market it as a "mainstream" blockbuster.
 
2014-05-25 09:51:23 PM  

rocky_howard: Shinji LaBeouf?

 


Could work. Both are whiny and inspire disdain.
 
2014-05-25 09:52:09 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Gone to Plaid: Darren Aronofsky as director?

Aronofsky would be perfect given the metaphysical and theological underpinnings of NGE. The entire story is a journey up the Kabalistic Tree Of Life, ending with humanity joining the Godhead at the top. Every single one of his films has had themes from Kaballah used. He gets it and knows how to present it.


Ca I buy some pot from you?
 
2014-05-25 09:53:28 PM  
David Lynch should direct the last 15 minutes so Evangelion can continue its tradition of leaving viewers with "...dafuq did I just watch?"
 
2014-05-25 09:56:07 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: RoyFokker'sGhost: Gone to Plaid: Darren Aronofsky as director?

Aronofsky would be perfect given the metaphysical and theological underpinnings of NGE. The entire story is a journey up the Kabalistic Tree Of Life, ending with humanity joining the Godhead at the top. Every single one of his films has had themes from Kaballah used. He gets it and knows how to present it.

Ca I buy some pot from you?


Would a teapot be okay?
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F42
2014-05-25 10:03:08 PM  
Awww, crap.
 
2014-05-25 10:03:32 PM  
I admit I a pretty stupid when it comes to Japanese cartoonies, but from what I saw of NGE, I can't see Bay somehow making it worse.
 
F42
2014-05-25 10:06:13 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: the end of the original series was a huge letdown


The end of the original giant robot apocalypse series was an abstract exploration of the teenage psyche.

I wanted more ass-kicking an 'splosions. Fortunately, the second movie delivered.
 
2014-05-25 10:07:55 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: RoyFokker'sGhost: Gone to Plaid: Darren Aronofsky as director?

Aronofsky would be perfect given the metaphysical and theological underpinnings of NGE. The entire story is a journey up the Kabalistic Tree Of Life, ending with humanity joining the Godhead at the top. Every single one of his films has had themes from Kaballah used. He gets it and knows how to present it.

Ca I buy some pot from you?


Just go watch Pi. It'll have the same effect.

No, not Life of Pi. Aronofsky first film Pi.
 
2014-05-25 10:15:46 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Colour_out_of_Space: RoyFokker'sGhost: Gone to Plaid: Darren Aronofsky as director?

Aronofsky would be perfect given the metaphysical and theological underpinnings of NGE. The entire story is a journey up the Kabalistic Tree Of Life, ending with humanity joining the Godhead at the top. Every single one of his films has had themes from Kaballah used. He gets it and knows how to present it.

Ca I buy some pot from you?

Just go watch Pi. It'll have the same effect.

No, not Life of Pi. Aronofsky first film Pi.


I had no idea who Aronofsky is, but I loved that movie. Thanks, that pretty much drills your point into my head.
 
2014-05-25 10:26:26 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: RoyFokker'sGhost: Colour_out_of_Space: RoyFokker'sGhost: Gone to Plaid: Darren Aronofsky as director?

Aronofsky would be perfect given the metaphysical and theological underpinnings of NGE. The entire story is a journey up the Kabalistic Tree Of Life, ending with humanity joining the Godhead at the top. Every single one of his films has had themes from Kaballah used. He gets it and knows how to present it.

Ca I buy some pot from you?

Just go watch Pi. It'll have the same effect.

No, not Life of Pi. Aronofsky first film Pi.

I had no idea who Aronofsky is, but I loved that movie. Thanks, that pretty much drills your point into my head.


Aronofsky makes Lynch look like Jodorowsky.
 
2014-05-25 10:28:27 PM  
No, and I don't really like the damn thing

But motherfarkinggoddamnhorsecoxksuckingbabyrapingpusfilledsacksofshiat no
 
2014-05-25 10:38:03 PM  

Old Man Winter: I admit I a pretty stupid when it comes to Japanese cartoonies, but from what I saw of NGE, I can't see Bay somehow making it worse.


I may be a bit biased in favor of it because it was the first anime series I ever watched, but IMO NGE is one of the best ones out there, ending aside.

A live action Cowboy Bebop movie would also be cool.

/was only really into anime briefly
//still think there's some neat stuff out there
///there's also a ton of crap
 
2014-05-25 10:39:45 PM  

Yakk: After Keanu Reeves as Hellblazer I am immune to this pain.


Look, the trick with that one is to pretend that Constantine has nothing to do with Hellblazer in any way. The names are the same out of pure coincidence, but other than that it is a totally different property about a guy fighting demons. And then it's actually pretty good.

On an anime note, I just binged the first season of Attack on Titan and I really, really liked it.
 
2014-05-25 10:41:06 PM  
What's the significance of this John Chimpo fella?
 
2014-05-25 10:47:53 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Old Man Winter: I admit I a pretty stupid when it comes to Japanese cartoonies, but from what I saw of NGE, I can't see Bay somehow making it worse.

I may be a bit biased in favor of it because it was the first anime series I ever watched, but IMO NGE is one of the best ones out there, ending aside.

A live action Cowboy Bebop movie would also be cool.

/was only really into anime briefly
//still think there's some neat stuff out there
///there's also a ton of crap


There was a rumor going around a long time ago, that there would be a live-action Cowboy Bebop with Keanu Reeves playing Spike. I'm glad it never happened.
 
2014-05-25 10:49:43 PM  
Imagine if you will, a live action Robotech or Sword Art Online
 
2014-05-25 10:50:52 PM  
Neon Genesis was the best console ever.
 
2014-05-25 10:57:04 PM  
Can Hollywood even show a fourteen year old boy jerking it onto his friend while she's in a coma in the ICU? Because that's what happens in Eva.

Also, penguins can't act.
 
2014-05-25 10:59:26 PM  

MisatoNERV: They should take the budget for this (potential) movie, give it to Guiellermo del Toro, and make another Pacific Rim..


This is the way to go since all NGE will be made by a USA production would be a PR knock off. NGE has a lot of farkup stuff in it and the US is only producing PG-13 movies right now. All it will be is Pacific Rim but with the Ender's Game cast.
 
2014-05-25 11:02:39 PM  

doglover: Can Hollywood even show a fourteen year old boy jerking it onto his friend while she's in a coma in the ICU? Because that's what happens in Eva..


Say what? I know anime is weird, but damn!!!
 
2014-05-25 11:02:44 PM  
Could be worse. Could be Terrence Malik direction it.
 
2014-05-25 11:03:25 PM  

doglover: Can Hollywood even show a fourteen year old boy jerking it onto his friend while she's in a coma in the ICU? Because that's what happens in Eva.

Also, penguins can't act.


They will use short nuns.
 
2014-05-25 11:09:20 PM  
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