Noir gets a TV drama adaptation

Topic started by Gaff on Nov. 12, 2010. Last post by DocHaus 3 years, 10 months ago.
Post by Gaff (213 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Well, as if hearing the rumours about Zac Efron in Akira wasn't enough, how's some more 3D in our 2D animation? Apparently Starz has picked up Noir, the 2001 anime about two female assassins, up for a TV adaptation.  

The premium cable network is developing Noir, a live-action U.S. remake of a 2001 show about two female assassins working in a criminal underworld. After discovering they're mysteriously linked, the two and have to work together on missions (under the moniker of "Noir") until they figure out why and how they are connected -- or until one of them kills the other. 

Stephen Lightfoot (Criminal Justice and House of Saddam) is the writer and executive producer.

Raimi and Tapert will exec produce. The duo also produce Spartacus for the network, in addition to having worked on films such as Drag Me to Hell and the Evil Dead franchise.    

Not sure how I feel about this. I never did get beyond the first DVD, something about the characters just not compelling me to watch any further. 
EDIT: Oh yeah, links! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/starz-nabs-assassin-project-sam-44664
Post by DocHaus (931 posts) See mini bio Level 18
Interesting...I wonder if a live-action version will be more or less exciting than the anime? It could really go either way at this point.
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