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A US GANTZ Remake Coming?

The live-action have already generated a lot of interest.


 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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sickVisionz moderator on May 14, 2010 at 6:38 p.m.
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.
barashinon May 14, 2010 at 7:57 p.m.
Are you Serious!?!  O.O!! DOOPPEE!!
Gozertcon May 14, 2010 at 9:23 p.m.

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.  :\ 
GodLen staff on May 14, 2010 at 9:39 p.m.
I'm super excited for this, I always though this would make a great Hollywood movie. Don't disappoint. 
wwfunderakeron May 15, 2010 at 12:55 a.m.
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.
HawkofLighton May 15, 2010 at 3:14 a.m.

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.
Manamion May 15, 2010 at 7:45 a.m.
I cant wait for this dont let me down!XD
mareo2on May 15, 2010 at 10:02 p.m.
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".
Ryokanon May 16, 2010 at 12:12 a.m.
@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.
N15PCAon May 16, 2010 at 4:23 p.m.

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. 
 
Necrotoxinon May 17, 2010 at 9:48 a.m.
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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