Timstuff said:I don't know if Peter Jackson is going to be involved, I certainly haven't heard anything about that. Weta will definately be the ones doing the art and FX though, we can be pretty certain of that.
Last I heard of this movie was in February, when Matt Greenfield from ADV said at NY Comic Con that three "A-List" directors have shown serious interest in the project, and that they happened to be three directors that they were already eying for their short list. He would not say who they were, but said that they were each "very different individuals", so there's obviousely a lot of serious consideration that must go into picking one.
This project may be on the "backburner" right now, but it thankfully hasn't been forgotten. I really don't know where the budget for this movie is coming from at this point, and my guess is that the 100+ million is a "suggested budget" to any studio who's interested. Hopefully one of the big ones (other than Fox) will show some interest and help this project get underway!
TheVileOne said:Actually guys, ADV and the Japanese producers plan on funding this movie themselves.
I don't think Peter Jackson has anything to do with EVA at all other than that his FX/production house is working on it.
Timstuff said:Yeah, having Fox produce it at the mercy of Tom Rothman would be the kiss of death, so hopefully they won't be interested in the first place. As for the directors, I could imagine why they wouldn't want to just go blabbing who they are, because most directors like to be secretive about what projects they're interested in (unlike say, John Woo, who gets everyone's hopes up by declaring his intent too early and then never does anything).
Timstuff said:I have a hard time believing that ADV and Gainax (sp?) are capable of pooling the resources necessary to fund the movies by themselves. It's possible that they could find other investors to get there, but I think a more plausible scenario is that they are going to shop the project around to the big studios, one of whome will hopefully handle most of the funding, and distribute the movie.
And yeah, Peter Jackson has nothing to do with this project, except that his special effects/design/prop company is involved.
Movies205 said:To be honest if I was a director I'd simply say **** the fans, there so annoying. You guys act like you know how to make a film and what's best, when you don't. If you did, you'd be film-makers. That's not saying "**** the source material" mind you, but fans IMO matter little because if you make a good movie most of the time they don't really care, there just like any extremist group... hypocritical know-it-alls. THis is really in response to Infamy posts, they really annoyed me.