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Gungrave To Become a Live-Action Film

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Good news for all of you who like zombie gunslingers who fight giant monsters with caskets full of guns, bullets, and mullets, because Gungrave is to become a live-action film in the future. Variety Entertainment reports that the live-action films have been bought by Convergence Entertainment, a California/Asian-based firm. They proposed a budget of $30 million to $35 million, which isn’t too shabby.

Convergence Entertainment is working on other live-action films, Lone Wolf, based off of the British game book franchise, The King of Fighters, Wicked City, and Clocktower; so they already have a lot on their plate. Maybe this company just likes to collect the live-action film rights to games and anime just in case there is some kind of nuclear winter and people demand games and anime remake films and will trade food and water for them. Either way, this story could be told in one film, so it could be good. What do you think?
John_Martoneon July 22, 2009 at 11:23 p.m.
Funny story. We found out about this news reading the Comic-Con "Variety" issue. The problem was getting the 3g internet to work off of the netbook... sigh...
Dream moderator on July 23, 2009 at 2:54 a.m.
I'm taking the news on Gungrave with a 10-foot pole considering Hollywood's rep of bastardizing anime since folks are being cautious of titles like Cowboy Bebop, Monster, and Death Note being live-action films. Gungrave made for a surprisingly good anime despite all the mixed criticism I heard of its video game counterpart. In the right hands, it could make for a good live-action title. But with the title having gun fights and the undead, I wouldn't be too surprised if Hollywood decided to make it into a mindless horror-action title with oodles of violence and gore.

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