Tiffany Grant (voice actor for Asuka) has just had an interview with Comicon.
When asked about her views, thoughts and plans for the movie Tiffany says she thinks it will be “INCREDIBLE” and also mentions that her husband Matt Greenfield will be on the production team. Apparently she knows a lot about the movie however isn’t allowed to tell anyone anything. According to Tiffany, a large portion of the folks at WETA are fans of Evangelion as, “the entire show has aired in Australia at least twice on regular television”. This is good news. She also goes on to mention that if the movie is successful we can expect one or two more sequels to cover the whole 26 episode period.
Now for the not so good news. When asked about casting, she stated she had a few ideas about who could play Asuka, but also speculated that the shooting wont begin for another couple of years. Meaning we wont get to see the movie until at least 2006. But we cannot rush these things.
THE PULSE: What do you think of the plans for a live action NGE movie? What have you heard about it?
GRANT: I think it’s going to be INCREDIBLE! Since my husband, Matt Greenfield, is one of the producers, I know WAY more about it than I am allowed to tell >=)
The folks who produced the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies down in New Zealand, WETA, didn’t want to be out of a job when LOTR finally wraps all its post production, so they were looking for work. Since many of them were Eva fans (realize that the entire show has aired in Australia at least twice on regular television), they thought why not do a live action Eva film?
Rest assured, since ADV and Gainax are both on board for this project, it will be handled with kid gloves. And, if it’s successful, you can look for one or two more sequels since it won’t be possible to tell the whole 26 episode story in one two-hour movie. If you want to get an idea of the types of techniques that will be involved, just watch the behind-the-scenes documentaries on the LOTR DVDs. Amazing stuff!
THE PULSE: These characters are obviously very near and dear to your heart. Whom would you like to see cast in the film?
GRANT: Funny as it may sound, I haven’t thought about too many of the parts. I do have an idea about a possible Asuka, but I don’t think I am at liberty to say. However, since the film won’t begin shooting for about two years, keep your eyes out for up-and-coming thirteen-year-olds who will be fifteen when filming begins.