Just got this email, an interesting read, nothing new, A-list directors:
I don’t think anybody is officially covering O-Chibicon this weekend (being a newbie con and small), but
it does so happen that ADV is headquartered in Houston, TX.
ADV, apart from other events they did there, also had a 2 hour panel which included Matt Greenfield, Janice Williams,
Tiffany Grant and other ADV staff.
Most of the stuff they covered had already been posted at other cons, but there was, I believe, some new information.
Below are some of the questions and answers of interest I covered with Mr. Greenfield:
Q: “Matt, assuming I have my information correct, you are a producer [live action Evangelion]. Will you
be making a cameo in the film? Traditionally this is the case [for producers]
Matt commented on what seemed to be an inside joke on his possible appearance in the film, but he did directly comment on:
“We are definitely trying to have all of the VAs involved in the film. Both Japanese and American voice actors.
We hope each one can have a cameo of some sort. Of course, this will all depend when we actually get
closer to the project [production]. Scheduling and so forth.”
When answering questions on the film, he reiterated, as he did in other cons and venues, that actors are not currently
being seriously considered as the project is in its earliest pre-production. He cited the kids from Harry Potter as a good example of what can happen in a few years.
He did comment directly on:
“Before any of that we need a Director. We are currently talking to 7 to 8 directors. These guys are all ‘A lists’”
He went on to say that, of course, casting choices would be made by the Director.
I pointedly asked:
Q: “Matt, what kind of financial risk will the live action Evangelion be to ADV films?”
Matt went on to say, more or less, that it is not a financial risks because IT IS Evangelion.
He believes that the high production values of Weta, the passion for the project and its worldwide
following will guarantee its success.
(Personally, I asked the above question because I fear that if the film does flop it could bankrupt ADV, but anyhow.)
I hope some of the above stuff is useful.
Fernando Gonzalez Jr.