Live Action Naruto Film “Being Rewritten”


Liongate’s upcoming live action Naruto movie is getting a rewrite for its screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber (known for penning the awful “Battleship” movie), with such a move clearly indicating that the film will definitely be deviating from the source material – which was likely inevitable so that the movie could gather more than just the usual Naruto fanboys.

Jon and Erich Hoeber have made numerous fans nervous due to their rather underwhelming list of accomplishments (Red, Red 2, Whiteout, Battleship), with the few who had at least some small expectations for the film finally losing hope and predicting that it will go the way of Ghost in the Shell and all other anime-adapted Hollywood movies before it.

Some are hoping that the new writers will at least be smart enough to preserve the character’s real names, unlike the American interpretation of Death Note – fortunately, an exact debut date has not been announced.

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    Avatar of BlownHappyKid
    Comment by BlownHappyKid
    09:43 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Okay, I want to say what needs to be said.

    There was always potential developing a theatrical live-action adaptation of an animated franchise. However, the main problem is that there's absolutely too much content to present to a broad audience if we're focusing on the source material.

    When a series becomes elongated, it becomes tedious to care about and furthermore compress crucial aspects into an appropriate runtime for theaters. I'm stoked but concerned about every incoming adaptation because the love and identity of the original versions are outright underdeveloped or fractured by clueless corporate studios and film recruits.

    If you want a proper adaptation, hire someone that actually cares and don't attempt downgrading or senselessly altering a product to appeal to a demographic with no standards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's gonna be shit. Everything "Hollywood" touches end up being shit. Stop giving them access to your IPs!
    Even when the story is practically already all written for them, they go ahead and change everything, making it a lesser version... of a lesser version. Essentially trash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:23 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Edge of Tomorrow was great. Tickled the sci-fi nerd in me quite nicely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep! Betting it's as bad as the Airbender movie. Then again, that had decent characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked the last airbender. Can't wait till the second.

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    Comment by ran76
    10:25 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    keep waiting, it was shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You act like the japanese live action moviers are better.It doesn't matter if it is made in Hollywood or japan.

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    Comment by Adrealos
    16:43 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, both sides are responsible for dreadful adaptations, but the problem with Hollywood is that they pick the wrong material to make into a movie.

    I did not watch Edge of Tomorrow neither read All You Need Is Kill, but it seemed that it was a good movie, so probably is an example of what Hollywood did right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know. People act like Hollywood is the only place to make garbage adaptations. They managed to make Shingeki no Kyojin suck. There's that stupid "let's make Tekken a Shoujo anime" CG movie. And the Tekken OVA. Oh and pretty much every time they adapt Gantz it just looks like ass. Then you have what they did to Berserk. Oh and the original Hellsing adaptation. But no, it's just Hollywood.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ghost in the shell, Edge of tomorrow, Pacific Rim Much better than japanese live action.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:07 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ghost in the Shell live action movie was a hideous piece of cinema...

    At least with Edge of Tomorrow we got to see Tom Cruise die repeatedly.

    Comment by Anonymous

    GITS is best live action anime/manga

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    American studios don't care about the source material, they only care about $$$$$. They will change anything they feel is inappropriate for western audiences. You only have to look at all of them soulless live action movies from Hollywood.

    The most recent being Ghost in the Shell.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The japanese Live action movies aren't any better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Japanese live action movies don't have $100+ million dollars to play with. They're low budget because they only budget it in the Japanese audience and can't afford to do more. Hollywood doesn't have an excuse to produce terrible adaptions of anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the excuse for you is the

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    Comment by ran76
    10:24 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    because Attack on Titan was full of artistic merit, Right?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I couldn't agree more, have you seen the new Death Note Movie? I mean they fucking whitewashed L's race..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ...whitewashed? By making him a black guy? I mean it would make sense if you were saying it about Light, but I don't think "blackwashing" is an all-too-applied term

    Also; it's supposed to be an American re-imagining, not a direct adaptation - as in, it takes place in modern-day America and it would make sense for the cast to be primarily American. Doesn't stop Light's name from sounding any less stupid though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:02 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    L is actually British.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Excuse me, I mean show... Not movie..

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ghost in the Shell is decent

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It was an Abomination.

    Comment by Anonymous


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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:30 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who are you kidding here, really?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:22 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watched the original and I thought GitS was ok. The only problem I had was the unneeded whitewashing where they were fine with putting asian characters for the background characters but heavily replaced the main cast that were supposed to be japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not him, but I unironically liked it.
    Admittedly I never watched the original, so it might heavily deviate from that, but as a standalone movie it was way and above the rest of usual Hollywood trash.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Naruto Evolution.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:41 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Drops mike...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It can't be worse than Ghost in the Shell, the director for that.... it was literally his second movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oooooh, which arc will they cover? The filler one or the filler one?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:29 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, We are getting naruto with fidget spinners?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:10 19/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Naruto is shitt so i dont think to they turn the shitt more shitt not?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    People need to stop blaming just Hollywood and also blame the IP holders for giving their movies to shitty studios.

    If you allowed some shit covered hobo on the street to make a Naruto movie he might turn in something of equal quality and still have money left over to buy some crack.

    So far the only good anime adaptations are Edge of Tomorrow and Speed Racer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The majority of IP holders are not the creative types who made them, but the groups who owns the contracts.

    Edge and Speed racer? Please. Do you even manga? Or read?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god, here we go again; these people never learn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    But battleship was good.

    I liked the big boom booms.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone kill Jon and Erich Hoeber so that those fucking assholes don't make the movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:34 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck You cringy weebs shit fanboy

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    People have hope for any of these?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:12 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Problem is, and it will alway be a shit stain that will never go away, this is animated. It's better then live action, in live action you have actors that is bound by physics and camera trickery that can only do so much, and it gets very expensive while animation anything can be done.

    Vampire t rex that flies, boom, done. Werewolf army that fights a monster hunter on a gmc van, boom, done. Magic that does not look like a stupid stomp routine, BOOM, FREAKING DONE.

    But who am I kidding, Ameriboos are just to tied up with Mah Emersiaahn to see this, as long as they can count the pours on a face and hair on somebody's balls they are happy to wallow in shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only Anime/Manga source material were treated like Marvel and DC material.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:24 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    MCU maybe, but no, you don't want them going the other DC and Marvel titles.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Some are hoping that the new writers will at least be smart enough to preserve the character’s real names"

    sancom is written by cringy weebs that wants white kids to be named sasuke instead of samuel

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't know a single white person named Samuel.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know a single white kid in Naruto.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Literally the main character?
    How much whiter do you have to be with after having blue eyes and blonde hair before being allowed to call yourself white?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 18/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You have to eat pasta instead of ramen, aim to become the King of England instead of Hokage, being shunned by the very japanese-ish village for being "white" instead of being shunned for hosting a very japanese-ish beast, and be named Kevin instead of Naruto.
    About that much.

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