Well, what have we learned from Patlabor: The Next Generation? You need to stretch those yencoins. Live-action Gundam isn't a sufficiently good idea that you're going to get the megabucks budget to put everybody on a CG set.
So anything set overwhelmingly in space is out. Just too much CG. 0080 is out, because child actors.
It would have to be a very liberal adaptation, but I think 08th MS team would actually be a strong choice for this. You've mostly got outdoor filming, you can get a lot of mileage out of a good command car prop, and you can tilt it into an ensemble cast show.
I think your second-best option would probably be Turn-A Gundam, which would also be hilarious to see live-action. And honestly, the Tumblr demo would eat it up.
>>13800944 To experiment with a long running series reaching further and further into stagnation as it continues to be made.
>>13800845 >>13800942 I think a series more like FLAG would work the best, perhaps the series would take point from the pov of a war photographer, seeing the events as it occurs in the background. Maybe works with on side or is a freelancer. Something more traditional like the Tomino Gundams I just don't see connecting well with most audiences today.
>>13800942 >Well, what have we learned from Patlabor: The Next Generation? That you shouldn't have elaborate weekly live-action productions with a run time over an half-hour? That's the main reason why subbed releases seldom come out for it.
>>13800845 If you want the best quality you'll go with a movie and i dont think any of the series can be adapted into a single movie. Your best bet is create a good sidestory that falls quite well into UC, probably, and see if the audience wants more.
You could do a pretty straight adaptation of the 0079 movies but the problem would be budget. The nips don't have enough or talent to do that many fights, but a western studio would not be down to make 0079 as it is.
0080 could work well. It could be cut down and it doesn't have that many fights
It's just fucking tedious. Even when the characters are interesting and the designs not goofy as fuck, it's still a chore to sit through because everything is either inconsequential bullshit or unwarrantedly serious. It's like the MGS franchise without Kojima's wacky ideas and so-bad-it's-good hamfisted exposition.
The only Gundam anime that are somewhat entertaining are G and a handful of higher-budget OVAs but only because they're pretty.
It would be SO easy for a live action version of that. >no Newtype shenanigans to worry about animating. >no japanese melodrama to turn away American viewers. >simple and effective MS design won't be hard to translate into CG. >character driven story gives actors plenty of time on-screen, making it a worthwhile live action movie to begin with. >only about 6 hours worth of content to condense into theatrical form. >good story
How could it not be the perfect fit for a live action film?
>>13800845 It could work, but the team that could pull it off would never come near to doing it. It'd have to be made in America if you want a decent budget, the writer and director would have to be long time fans and know a decent amount of the lore, the designer would need to know a decent amount about the diffrent factions (assuming we use Zeon, Federation, Titans, and other well known groups) and how their Mobile Suits differ in apperance, plus we'd need actors but there are probably a good deal of Hollywood actors that are closet Gundam fans (my moneys on Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Dwayne Johnson. All of them are huge turbo nerds.) In short it wont ever happen, but hey I know I never thought we'd get a GOTG movie so who knows.
>>13807820 They did try, but do take note that it was in a time where the CG work was waaaaaaaay too expensive and technology to do the CG was a lot less powerful.
Live action Gundam can most likely be done now. It's more a matter of whether Bandai/Sunrise wants to try again or not. They typically tend to see failures as absolute, not look into why things went wrong, and will not even think of trying again.
>>13807665 SEED's whole conflict is basically a racial conflict taken to the extreme. Considering how much emphasis is on racial issues these days(in America, at least), it would probably do decently well and get praised for tackling the racial problem and shit.
The background story of SEED is among one of the few things that are really good, a plot that uses the background story, if executed properly, would be pretty nice.
>>13807820 Some shitty Canadian movie hardly counts. I'm talking a true Hollywood adaption. One failure hardly means it can't work either. The 90s Captain America movie is a thing, but Winter Solider still happened.
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