Hollywoods Grabs Gungrave


A Hollywood adaptation of stylish shooting things anime Gungrave has been announced, to be undertaken by Convergence Entertainment, also responsible for King of Fighters…

Yasuhiro Nightow’s epic gun series Gungrave, will start production next year, with a modest budget of some $30 to $35 million, financed through “strategic partners in Asia”. To help them with the adaptation, they have also hired Red Entertainment’s Yasuaki Nagoshi to produce the movie.

Gungrave is well known through the anime adaptation of the original PS2 shooting game; the title is known for combining a variety of themes, from gangster action to sci-fi shooting.

Via Variety and Screendaily.

Although Gungrave might seem promising Hollywood fare, this is the same company responsible for the upcoming quality King of Fighters film adaptation

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:12 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well Hollywood likes guns and exploding stuff this would be a good forte for them. As long as they don't FUCK the character Brandon Heat or do a SHITTY FUCKING new character.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is everyone saying Hollywood ruins "good" animes? They just make stupid decisions on which anime to adapt. Dragonball (which was, what, the ONLY anime movie in theatres?) was from a fantasy fighting genre...not good for movies. If they'd pick less retarded sources then the movies could be good.

    I'm personally looking forward to Cowboy Bebop and Death Note. Easily adaptable. I kinda wanted to see Akira, too. Not so sure about Evangelion...

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    Comment by kami
    11:33 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    no point in wishing or hopin FAIL as already given it its stamp of approval as with all the others. Blood was good though.

    wonder wat they gonna do next Elfen Eied??? thew better start adapting a few yuri, since u cant fail at yuri

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    Comment by Temishi
    11:47 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they do Elfen Lied, hopefully it won't be horribly screwed over like Dragonball Z was.

    Comment by Kaiji
    11:45 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, I'm a GL fan myself and I do believe it's very, VERY possible to them to turn something as great as Iono-sama the Fanatics into shit. Luckily, Japan doesn't much care for GL (this is a weird year, not counting it) so the chances of any GL getting snagged by Hollywood are as low as Evangelion having a good end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay great. Hollywood strikes again I hear!
    Question, do they actually make money on this?
    I know I don't support live action in any kind. Just doesn't suit my taste (Did see the dragonball movie but I had free tickets).
    Can hardly imaging regular Joe's saying "Fuck yeah going to see Gungrave and buy the DVD!".

    Anyways, WHY!?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    uh.... seriously , since when did Holly ever get one right from adapting animes into live ? it would takes years and years i guess , and that's the sad part , years of well-unfortunate selected (well-respected) animes should be tried before i think they manage to get one adaptation right. Sounds just how we manage to evolve eh ? >.<

    Comment by npal
    09:07 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hollywood is gonna ruin it if you ask me...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH NOES.
    Hollywood, get your fucking hands off my anime.

    Comment by imhgtsukishiro
    09:43 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only the leading lady in Blood: The Last Vampire Hollywood version was worth the watch. The movie itself was a fail

    Comment by M
    12:19 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another anime that's gonna turn into a American Highschool teen drama movie......with guns.

    Comment by Guara
    20:34 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Guess what it'll turn out to be; A generic revenge plot with a average-sized guy carrying a huge box and a generic female lead with fake boobs.

    You hear it here first.

    Comment by Lowlife
    20:28 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't know if the anime is any good because I couldn't get past ep. 3. Was way to slow for me. I am not happy with the Hollywood, they have a bad habit of messing up even good anime and comics.

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    01:23 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhh?!WTF is this?!I rather see this project of theirs buried in the grave.

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    Comment by metatron
    19:01 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fail is imminent

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    Comment by Yggr
    18:06 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they're adapting the anime then it's alright. They're basically turning a shit into another shit.

    Comment by abort-retry-fail
    14:25 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's find out if they can fuck up a story that is already Americanized...

    Comment by BLANDON HEATO
    13:55 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is one of the things I always thought would make a good live action movie though I don't doubt this will likely be a failure.

    Comment by Supakitsune
    12:41 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now we're fcked

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Metalbunny
    17:53 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    make it better hollywood...I hate dipshit movies..

    Comment by freack
    15:19 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hollywood and the japan live actions kill the good animes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember Blood the last vampire? This could go either way.

    Comment by Lord Fortengard
    06:09 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well this is shit. This is most certainly muddy rubber boots and dildos and shit. FUCK.

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    Comment by Meido_Guy
    06:05 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It can be really cool since they have a well written scenario to begin with.
    Let's hope they don't fuck everything up to finally give us crap like they did for Dragon Ball "Regression"...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:16 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    linkinstreet posting a non cosplay related article? haven't seen that before. at least not that i can remember.

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    Comment by Bass
    06:51 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck! they did it again!!!

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    Comment by Celestz
    06:21 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope they don't rape this title.

    Comment by Nimas
    06:19 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hollywood, ruins everything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    brb, dying from massive fail overdose.

    Comment by Kortaku
    09:05 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if dying how brb? why no gtg

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not dead.
    Dying from massive fail overdose is a long and painful experience.
    However, it would appear that Hollywood seeks to hasten the process.

    Comment by Gungrave Fan
    05:20 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    when i heard that it will be an american production all my hopes was washed away i mean let us be serious which american-holliwood anime adaption was good? im shocked and sad that they try it now with gungrave it will be sad when the first pics came in i hope that enough people (otakus) are not looking this film when they see that the quality is like dragonball but it calles: "the hope dies at last"

    Comment by DBZ Fan
    06:01 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Kaiji
    11:37 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I actually went to see it hoping it would be laughably bad.

    ...it was so bad it was boring. I didn't even crack a smile at the horrible dialogue, effects, or Chichi explaining her name, which made me think of Chichi o Moge. If Chichi o Moge can't make something humorous, then NOTHING CAN.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please go die

    Comment by DBZ Fan
    11:11 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm hungry, give me MOARRR!

    Comment by Waterfall Towers
    22:58 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Please spank me."

    Comment by Storm Wing
    15:52 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    @DBZ Fan: Me! With 1 wing & one hand tied behind my back!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    2nd that

    Comment by Winterknell
    07:53 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    C'mon, you're practically spoon-feeding it.

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    Comment by Geerie
    05:17 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i was like "this could work" but then i was like "wait theyre making it..."

    gungrave was one of my favorite animes and one of my favorite games. i remember the slogan "unlimited ammo, because reloading takes too damn long!" i think i may actually watch this. maybe...

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    Comment by takuya13
    05:11 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i was thinking with cg n stuff this might actually work.. but after clicking on the link at the end.. =\

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it fails hard enough, it could just become a winning fail.

    Comment by Ch1nGFuX
    15:30 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It would be so fail, its almost a win.

    Comment by Storm Wing
    07:14 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll wait for this one. But i hope it's doesn't as fail as Dragon Ball Evolution or The Legend of Chun Li... =_=;

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:54 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    we’ve entered an endless recursion of time.

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Anonymous
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    we’ve entered an endless recursion of time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    c-c-c-combo breaker.

    Comment by King of Hentai Gods
    23:08 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    arrested for a movie lol
    hope Dragon Ball Evolution got arrested too =P

    Comment by SenseiSyaoranLi
    23:11 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    agreed :p

    Comment by That Guy
    13:04 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by The Beast
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    Comment by Anonymous
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    this have been repeated 169,782 times


    we’ve entered an endless recursion of time.

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    Comment by apez
    15:29 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    anikyo , r u on this site , do not turn this site into an endless eight or are you hinting at ur new series... ummmmm

    endless 6 months

    Comment by Chaos
    07:41 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never thought I'd say this...

    RiderFan, you fail.

    And so is this movie.

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    Comment by RiderFan
    08:27 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've been secluded for a while. And yes, I was posting that from 6 months ago.

    Comment by Kortaku
    09:03 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    riderfan AKA Asahina san ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The "upcoming Chun-Li movie"? What? Are you posting from six months in the past?

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    Comment by RiderFan
    07:18 23/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only way (in my mind) that the upcoming Chun-li movie could possible be rendered unwatchable is if they giver her thighhighs.

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