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Old October 31 2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Christopher McQuarrie To Direct A Live-Action Star Blazers

Haven't seen a thread yet, so here's goes:

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/sci...r-blazers.html
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Old October 31 2013, 01:47 PM   #2
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Old October 31 2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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Isn't there already a live action movie? Or is Starblazers considered a different thing from Space Battleship Yamato?
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Old October 31 2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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It's the same thing.
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Old October 31 2013, 02:14 PM   #5
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Isn't there already a live action movie? Or is Starblazers considered a different thing from Space Battleship Yamato?
The 2010 film was Japanese; this is an attempt to create an American film franchise based on the English-dubbed version. We'll probably get a mostly white cast, and who knows if they'll even keep the Yamato backstory for the Argo. (There was a previous attempt at a reboot project that would've replaced the Yamato with an American WWII battleship, IIRC.)
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Old October 31 2013, 06:48 PM   #6
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Re: Christopher McQuarrie To Direct A Live-Action Star Blazers

What is wrong with Christopher McQuarrie? I gave Jack Reacher a try and was thoroughly surprised by both the direction, pace and even the writing.
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Old October 31 2013, 07:50 PM   #7
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Wow - evidently someone in Hollywood thinks Battleship tanked because it wasn't idiotic enough.

So yeah, let's redo it in outer space .....
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Old October 31 2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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Wow - evidently someone in Hollywood thinks Battleship tanked because it wasn't idiotic enough.

So yeah, let's redo it in outer space .....
I take it you're completely unfamiliar with Star Blazers/Yamato, then. Because this comparison makes nothing resembling sense.
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Old November 1 2013, 05:01 AM   #9
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The Japanese version was a disappointment. The second half of the film didn't work and the effects were crap. If this is done well, with modern effects and money, then it could be epic. People need to keep an open mind and not jump the gun so quickly. My dream is still to see a live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, but I settle for now.
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Old November 1 2013, 06:38 AM   #10
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My dream is still to see a live-action Ghost in the Shell movie
But do you mean a live-action GITS movie like the Japanese Yamato, or a whitewashed version for the American market in which everybody's Caucasian?
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Old November 1 2013, 06:14 PM   #11
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The Japanese version was a disappointment. The second half of the film didn't work and the effects were crap. If this is done well, with modern effects and money, then it could be epic. People need to keep an open mind and not jump the gun so quickly. My dream is still to see a live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, but I settle for now.
The effects were crap? Really?? I was seriously impressed with the quality of VFX work in that film. No it's not a $200 Million ILM film, but with what they had to work with, they did a great job.
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Old November 2 2013, 12:25 AM   #12
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It's the same thing.
Well, considering how much "Star Blazers" was HEAVILY re-edited (compared to the original "Space Battleship Yamato" - which had A LOT of crewmember death scenes, and was actually overall a lot darker); no, it's honestly not.
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Old November 2 2013, 10:53 PM   #13
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Will they keep the title?
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Old November 2 2013, 11:48 PM   #14
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Will they keep the title?
Well, presumably the whole reason they're developing it is because the Star Blazers title has name recognition, so yeah, I'd expect they will.
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Old November 3 2013, 12:33 AM   #15
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Re: Christopher McQuarrie To Direct A Live-Action Star Blazers

As a boy in '79, I enjoyed watching the animated Star Blazers television series seasons and later saw the earlier animated Space Battleship Yamato films. I liked the Japanese live-action Space Battleship Yamato(2010) film, albeit, I did not like the lack of Gamalons as depicted in the animated version.

I am glad that there will be an American version Star Blazers live-action film too.
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