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.