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Production image treats tonight January 26th, 2004

The Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion DVD Res­ur­rec­tion pro­duc­tion images have arrived (partly). The con­cept art by Weta Work­shop depicts Units 02 and 00 in much more details, have started the “Ray” dis­cus­sions ablaze and give us an awe­some view of the futur­is­tic land­cape of the aptly named “New City” with Unit 02 as our guardian. Pur­chase DVD

5 more images added

0. Rei/Ray Ayanami in white plug­suit. Blue hair lack­ing.
1. Unit 00 black and white pro­duc­tion image, going berserker.
2. The head of unit 02, black and white.
3. Unit 02 in action, fir­ing at an unknown tar­get.
4. A beau­ti­ful image of unit 02 look­ing across “New City”.

19 more images com­ing soon (thanks to Arkiel)

ADV Announce A Live Action Movie Will Be Made July 25th, 2003

ADV Films has just announced the pro­duc­tion of a live action movie based on many people’s favourite animé series of all time, Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion. Spe­cial Effects will be devel­oped by Weta Work­shop, Ltd, the com­pany that made the Lord of the Rings look so good.

“In an announce­ment sure to make waves in the enter­tain­ment indus­try, ADV Films Pres­i­dent and CEO John Led­ford today pub­licly con­firmed indus­try rumors that the firm has acquired the rights to pro­duce, and has already begun devel­op­ment of, a live-action feature-film based on the Japan­ese ani­mated tele­vi­sion series “Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion,” a multi-million dol­lar world­wide fran­chise and per­haps the most influ­en­tial animé title in the his­tory of the art form. The project is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between ADV Films, Gainax and Weta Work­shop, Ltd.

The Par­tic­i­pants ADV Films is the lead­ing producer-distributor of Japan­ese ani­ma­tion in North Amer­ica. The Japan­ese animé and game stu­dio Gainax Net­work Sys­tems was one of the orig­i­nal pro­duc­tion stu­dios respon­si­ble for Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion, and Weta Work­shop, Ltd. is the New Zealand-based spe­cial effects stu­dio that cre­ated the effects for Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

“The three main play­ers here rep­re­sent some­thing of a ‘dream-team’ for a project like this one,” said Led­ford. “Between the qual­ity and sig­nif­i­cance of the Gainax title, Weta’s industry-leading skill in the cre­ation of spe­cial visual effects, and our exper­tise in the mar­ket­ing and pro­mo­tion of animé and animé-related con­tent, this project is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The Story Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion is the story of a reluc­tant young hero, called upon to pilot an immense robotic weapon in bat­tle against alien invaders. Includ­ing both a 26-episode tele­vi­sion series and at least two ani­mated motion pic­tures, Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion has long been both a fan favorite and an extra­or­di­nary crit­i­cal and com­mer­cial suc­cess, with the world­wide fran­chise pro­duc­ing many mil­lions of dol­lars in revenue.

Timetable The Neon Gen­e­sis Evan­ge­lion live-action motion pic­ture is in the ear­li­est stages of devel­op­ment. Led­ford con­firmed, how­ever, that the timetable is an aggres­sive one, and that more infor­ma­tion on the project is forthcoming.

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