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CHUD interview Richard Taylor April 1st, 2006

No new news here, which is the same story every­where I am afraid. How­ever here are some signs of adap­tion integrity and Taylor’s words are encouraging:

Q: So King Kong was Peter’s dream project since he was a child. Is there a dream project you have?

Tay­lor: There are many ideas that I would love to one day bring to fruition, but I respect­fully put them on the back burner while we develop other people’s ideas. But right now prob­a­bly my great­est desire is to see Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion come to life. I’ve been work­ing on that nearly four years with ADV, the peo­ple who own the rights to the live action film. We’ve trav­eled to Japan, we’ve met the orig­i­nal cre­ators, we have done devel­op­ment work on it. I believe Evan­ge­lion, to the Asian mar­ket, could be up there with the Lord of the Rings.

Q: What is the cur­rent sta­tus of that film?

Tay­lor: I don’t hon­estly know, but that’s not to say that it won’t hap­pen. Everyone’s inten­tions is to see it hap­pen. It’s a very, very com­plex prop­erty to bring to the world cin­ema because of its incred­i­ble fol­low­ing. It has to be done, hope­fully, with great sen­si­tiv­ity and aes­thet­i­cally with utter per­fec­tion. That requires time and thought.

Has it really been four years? My how time flies. If you want to read the full arti­cle here is the link: CHUD​.com

Thanks to all those who sub­mit­ted this.

And here’s a fun age-old video inter­view with Mr. Taylor:

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Denis Irwin November 12th, 2008