meta: Let's Film This
Let's Film This Again: 'Vampire Hunter D' September 17, 2018
Yes, it's been done before, but the possibilities of all-new adaptations of Hideyuki Kikuchi's long-running gothic-Western-punk light novel series are wider than ever
They're Going To Film This (On TV): 'Cowboy Bebop' June 8, 2017
A bad idea? Maybe not -- in big part because Cowboy Bebop doesn't have nearly the same number of obstacles to live-action adaptability as other shows
They're (Probably) Going To Film This (Again): 'Attack On Titan' January 19, 2017
After the dismal live-action version produced in Japan, a Western remake of 'Titan' seems a no-brainer, but not merely because the story is easy to re-localize
Let's Film This: 'Cowboy Bebop' (2017, Post-'John Wick' Edition) January 16, 2017
'Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel' is not a death sentence, and 'John Wick' is Exhibit A for the defense
They're Filming This: 'Fullmetal Alchemist' April 4, 2016
You heard right - a Japanese live-action version of the now-classic manga and anime property is coming our way, with all kinds of interesting implications in tow
Let's Animate This (Again): 'AKIRA' January 27, 2016
A new animated version of 'AKIRA', one that treats the entirety of the original story, would be far more welcome than a misconceived live-action version -- and wouldn't ding the reputation of the original movie, either
They're Going To Film This: 'Tiger & Bunny' October 12, 2015
At last, a Hollywood adaptation of an anime property that makes sense -- but it's at least as much about the current comic-book craze than anything anime-related
Let's Film This: 'Blade of the Immortal' August 15, 2015
In which we ponder a live-action adaptation (in Japan, that is) of Hiroaki Samura's long-running classic manga -- a project that could be both cheap and relatively feasible
Let's Not Film This: 'Naruto' August 3, 2015
Of all the anime/manga projects to film as a Western live-action production, you could scarcely find a harder sell or a worse fit than 'Naruto'
Let's Film This: 'The Dirty Pair' February 16, 2015
After the slam-bang cosmic comedy of 'Guardians of the Galaxy', why not a live-action adaptation of the misadventures of those two interstellar troubleshooters?
Should We Film This? 'Ghost in the Shell' September 8, 2014
A good live-action version of 'Ghost in the Shell' may well be possible, but can Hollywood do it without draining all the blood (and electricity) from its veins?
Let's Film This: 'Soul Eater' August 25, 2014
It isn't just the Tim Burton-esque atmosphere that makes 'Soul Eater' ripe for a live-action version, but a lively and colorful cast of characters worthy of our attention
Let's Film This: 'Black Lagoon' June 27, 2014
How is it that a live-action 'Black Lagoon' -- itself a loving homage to John Woo and Jerry Bruckheimer alike -- hasn't yet been put on the slate?
Let's Film This: 'Claymore' February 24, 2014
A massive budget wouldn't be needed to realize this most emotionally-powered of dark fantasies -- just proper attention to its story and characters
Let's Film This: 'Fullmetal Alchemist' December 30, 2013
Done right, a live-action 'Fullmetal Alchemist' could be a 'Lord of the Rings'-sized hit