In a reply to an email asking about the movie, Tiffany gave a few small extra details with respect to the schedule of the Live Action movie.
As we know, the movie is currently in very early stages of production. The main aim at this point seems to be finding a suitable director to take on the project. Tiffany Grant goes on to state that it will be two to three YEARS before casting takes place — so the actors they have in mind right now would have to be approximately twelve years old, so as to be the correct age during filming.
Thanks to Samantha G
Upon emailing Tiffany Grant about information of casting (I’m a 14 y/o girl who has received several compliments about my uncanny resemblence to Rei), I received information about the schedule laid out thus far. It is probably all already known, but could serve as an update. It was received April 11, 2004:
The status of the live-action Eva movie is that it is currently in very early stages of pre-production while a director is being found. My best guess is that it will be two to three years before any casting takes place, and it will be up to the director to decide where, when and how casting will take place…
What I can tell you is that it is a strong desire at this point to cast actors that would be the correct ages for the parts of the children. Therefore, the actors who portray the roles of the three kids will be about twelve right now…
One of the important reasons for casting kids the right age can be seen by watching the Harry Potter movies. There was a filming delay, and the kids aged quite a bit more than they should have between the second and third years.
I am not sure how useful that will be to you, however, you might find it interesting enough to post. Obviously young Daniel Radcliffe will not be casted, then…