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 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.