Live-Action Evangelion

Joseph Chou, producer of Halo Legends, Appleseed: Ex Machina said on Thursday's ANNCast podcast that the proposed live-action film adaptation of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime is still "very active."

He also stated that there is a still lot of paperwork to clear, but "once that's resolved, I think it would be on the fast track, so we're hoping that it'll start moving even next year."

Chou also mentioned the difficulties of selling the concept of the film to studios in Hollywood, due to the complexity of the story. He added that the reason the movie stopped moving forward was due to the anime market crash.

This project was first announced at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival as a joint project between Gainax, Weta Workshop, and ADV Films.

Source: ANN