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This is a site about the live action movie of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Dedicated to everything new on this upcoming project. We support the project, providing it doesn't turn into one long CGI Hollywood Action-fest, which would quite obviously ruin the beauty of the NGE series - "taint" is the word. However ignoring that fact, if this movie can build on the genius that is Evangelion, the movie shall be a supreme one, most certainly worth watching.

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Evangelion movie discussions still moving forward February 6th, 2009

Ohay­ocon attendee Chris Adkins has been in touch to inform us that the stu­dio dis­cus­sions and fight for final rights of the Evan­ge­lion adap­ta­tion prop­er­ties are in the midst of tak­ing place, with every­thing still going ahead given the suc­cess of that other big robot movie, Trans­form­ers. Joseph Cho is in charge of the the Gainax/Studio rela­tions and Matt Green­field is hop­ing for some offi­cial announce­ments some­time in the next 9 months.

It cer­tainly is good to see some news, but we really want that announce­ment ASAP, we’re all still wait­ing with bated breath.

The News: In an Evan­ge­lion panel at the Ohay­ocon animé con­ven­tion in Colum­bus Ohio on Jan­u­ary 30th, ADV direc­tor Matt Green­field announced that sev­eral U.S. stu­dios are com­pet­ing for final rights to the project, mean­ing that actual pro­duc­tion should begin soon. The delay on the project is due largely to the Trans­form­ers movie: The stu­dios wanted to make sure that a “giant robot” movie would appeal to an Amer­i­can audi­ence. The nego­ti­a­tions between the U.S. stu­dios and Gainax are being han­dled by Joseph Cho, who assisted in the pro­duc­tion of “Apple­seed: Ex Machina”, an ani­mated film based on the Apple­seed series, so Mr. Cho has pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in deal­ing with stu­dio types.

Matt Green­field esti­mates that an offi­cial announce­ment, includ­ing nam­ing the stu­dio, the direc­tor, and per­haps cast­ing infor­ma­tion, would be made within the next 9 months.

Thanks Chris!

Richard Taylor (Weta) still enthused May 6th, 2008

At the Well­gin­ton Armaged­don Pop Cul­ture Con, Richard Tay­lor spoke about his enthu­si­asm for the Evan­ge­lion live action movie with a fan:

Thanks Tino!

Eva live action director and financing in place? September 28th, 2007

Accord­ing to one of our forum mem­bers, zandor117, who was present at the ADV panel at Animé Week­end Atlanta, ADV’s David Williams said that the Evan­ge­lion live action movie is now mov­ing into pro­duc­tion. We have seen no other report, even though the same panel was used to announce sev­eral animé licenses that have been reported by rep­utable animé news sources.

Accord­ing to zandor117, this is what was said:

Ques­tioner: “Is there any­thing new about the EVA movie?”

David Williams: “The EVA movie is now in Production”

Ques­tioner: “Can you tell us the director?”

David Williams: “I am not allowed to say that yet.”

ADV has not yet com­mented further.

While this does not seem like full pro­duc­tion (i.e. film­ing actors) or even fully fledged pre-production like set build­ing, the main con­crete news seems to be that a direc­tor has signed on, mov­ing the project beyond the pro­posal and devel­op­ment phase. Pre­vi­ously, nego­ti­a­tions were under way with a short­list of direc­tors who had expressed an inter­est, but the deci­sion had not been made yet.

Read the orig­i­nal dis­cus­sion thread

Welcome to Movie Chronicles September 18th, 2007

A blog net­work deliv­er­ing the lat­est news updates on a range of in-production block­buster movies.

Matt Greenfield Video Interview via Animé North June 3rd, 2007

Our friends over at Ani​mes​ta​tion​.net, have posted a marathon inter­view ses­sion with Matt Green­field which took place a few days ago at Animé North.

The Evan­ge­lion live action stuff starts at the end of video 2. In video 3 you’ll learn about Weta’s involve­ment, designs for “shell retrieval” vehi­cles and Greenfield’s pro­jected time frame. A great inter­view all around.

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3


Video 4:

Video 5


You can see the Ani​mes​ta​tion​.net YouTube account here.

Matt Greenfield at Animé Central 2007 May 16th, 2007

Triv­ial Being min­ion darthikari attended a panel at Animé Cen­tral (acen) this week­end. When the Evan­ge­lion live action project came up, Matt Green­field said that the movie is still hap­pen­ing, and that Weta and undis­closed “big names” are still on board, but that he could still not announce any details.

The only news here is that the sta­tus of the Evan­ge­lion live action movie(s) seems unchanged by the announe­ment of the four-movie ani­mated re-make by Gainax.

More info on the ADV panel (with­out the live action news) here: ANN: Animé Cen­tral 2007: ADV Films

Dis­cus­sion thread: acen update

Fan’s second live action trailer April 3rd, 2007

Anatael is back with a new incar­na­tion. He has spent the last cou­ple of months work­ing on a new Evan­ge­lion teaser trailer. As fan efforts typ­i­cally go, this is some­thing to behold. See if you can spot Asuka, Rei, etc. With­out fur­ther adieu:

Fan made live action trailers October 25th, 2006

Con­tin­u­ing on the theme of the pre­vi­ous post, here are some fan made live action Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion movie trail­ers built from the clips of a few well known movies. They are put together pretty well and I’ll leave you to work out who is cast as each character:

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