A US GANTZ Remake Coming?

Topic started by No_name_here on May 14, 2010. Last post by Necrotoxin 4 years, 2 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (854 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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 You know, I think the suits would stay in any remake, actually.
 You know, I think the suits would stay in any remake, actually.

Even if the upcoming live-action GANTZ movies were covered in a swarm of honey bees, I don’t think it could have more buzz than it has, now. Even if you weren’t  impressed with their teaser or the various photos of their cast in ( and out) of their scandalously-tight leather outfits… the fact remains that Hollywood’s already knocking on these filmmakers' doors. That’s right, according to ANN, even though these won’t be released until early 2011, the filmmakers have already received inquires regarding the remake rights from mysterious entities in the United States and the United Kingdom (you might even say that they’re unified in their interest).

You know, I haven’t gotten the chance to read GANTZ yet, but the story looks pretty badass. It sounds like the kind of “high concept” premise that general audiences can grasp, while still allowing for the kind of complexity more seasoned fans want. Call it a hunch, though, but I get the feeling that if this does get remade, all the hardcore blood ‘n guts will be toned down. That, or they’ll save it for the extra-expensive unrated DVD.

How many of you lunatics in the Anime Vice community are frothing at the bit to see these GANTZ movies? Are you horrified or delighted by the possibility of seeing an even bigger-budgeted, but possibly compromised, remake produced stateside?

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Post by sickVisionz (4,241 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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This could be interesting but I wouldn't be too hyped for it.  I think that all of the blood, gore and boobs of the anime/manga would make a studio immediately think lame slasher flick for a Halloween release and a US remake would be handled by Dark Horse or some other equally crappy company that queefs out stuff like Saw, My Bloody Valentine, Hostel, etc.
Post by barashin (16 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Are you Serious!?!  O.O!! DOOPPEE!!
Post by Gozertc (106 posts) See mini bio Level 7

Hmm... I'm not a huge Gantz fan (never watched/read it) but I'm also not a fan of what Hollywood would do to it.  I would enjoy a US release of the Japanese movie, but I'm not sure I'd like a US Remake.  :\ 
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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I'm super excited for this, I always though this would make a great Hollywood movie. Don't disappoint. 
Post by wwfunderaker (485 posts) See mini bio Level 15
I enjoyed the anime for Gantz but the manga is too long and crazy. I am curious to see how a live Gantz would look.
Post by HawkofLight (28 posts) See mini bio Level 3

The Manga is "too long and crazy", and because of that, I would be happy for any tipe of reimagining  of the series. Even a Hollywood one.
Post by Manami (1,485 posts) See mini bio Level 14
I cant wait for this dont let me down!XD
Post by mareo2 (8 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Depends, if the movie is made by someone of the caliber of John Carpenter and he take it as a license for explicit gore and tight black spandex, then It can be great. If not, it can be just a toned down Gantz for the masses, that try to be "deep" and "correct", making money by become for family comsuption. I dont want to watch "E.T", what I want is something like "The Thing" with cool super-action, blood and sex. As allways, "pray for the best, prepare for the worst".
Post by Ryokan (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@mareo2 said:
"Depends, if the movie is made by someone of the caliber of John Carpenter and he take it as a license for explicit gore and tight black spandex, then It can be great. If not, it can be just a toned down Gantz for the masses, that try to be "deep" and "correct", making money by become for family comsuption. I dont want to watch "E.T", what I want is something like "The Thing" with cool super-action, blood and sex. As allways, "pray for the best, prepare for the worst". "

This.
Post by N15PCA (611 posts) See mini bio Level 13

You might be right that it might be a water down verison of the anime and manga.  We might get a PG-13 rateing and not the R one that it should get.  Taking out all the blood and nudity and sex dosen't make it the Gantz movie that I want to watch. 
 
Post by Necrotoxin (30 posts) See mini bio Level 8
No No NO! There is no way that Hollywood could pull this off. Hollywood makes so many horrible movies. Look what they did to Dragonball.
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