Bubblegum crisis live action!!!
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Posted 11/25/08
Japan's Anime International Company (AIC) signed a basic agreement with Singapore's Cubix International PTE Ltd. (Zodiac: The Race Begins) for a proposed live-action film adaptation of the Bubblegum Crisis anime franchise on October 30. AIC made the agreement through its Anime International Co. Asia PTE Ltd. subsidiary. The defunct ARTMIC studio created the original 1987-1991 video anime series about four women who protect a cybernetic future Tokyo with powered armor.

Cubix is planning a budget of several billion yen (several tens of millions of dollars) for the project. Along with AIC, the company is aiming for a 2011 release in the United States and elsewhere. The two studios intend to consult with former ARTMIC staffers Shinji Aramaki (screenplay and mechanical design) and Kenichi Sonoda (character design) to maintain a connection with the world concepts of the original series.

The original anime sold over 600,000 copies on laserdisc and video tape. It already spawned the AD Police Files prequel video anime series and the Bubblegum Crash sequel video anime series. The Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 television anime series remade the original story in 1998 and spawned its own AD Police television series spinoff and the Parasite Dolls video series.

Source: animeanime.jp

Image © 1987 A.I.C., Inc. & Youmex, Inc.

Update: AIC's press release indicates that it is working on new animated Bubblegum Crisis plans. It is also planning to sell the live-action film remake rights for its other titles and jointly produce new animated projects for them.
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Posted 11/25/08
wow..cant wait to see it..i remembered the anime way back in gma7..lol
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Posted 11/25/08
whats it about??
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NO NO NO AND NO
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Posted 11/25/08
Oh god...
Where have I been wrong with my life?! T^T
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Posted 11/25/08
Singapore's Axxis has listed live-action/CG remake for BGC anime since May

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Update: The Singaporean media company Axxis (Zodiac: The Race Begins) has been listing a live-action/computer-graphics remake of the Bubblegum Crisis anime series on its slate of upcoming titles since May. (In the linked page, select "Axxis Lineup," then select "Upcoming Titles," and finally select ">>next.") The company's website includes a pre-production image for the project. The Japanese anime studio AIC has just announced on Tuesday that it signed a basic agreement with Singapore's Cubix International PTE Ltd. for the remake project on October 30.

Channel News Asia reported in May that Axxis announced "four live-action/computer-generated feature films valued at over US$135 million" at the Cannes Film Festival. The May 20 press release itself described Bubblegum Crisis as "a film based on the same-name original anime series from Japan about 4 young female mercenaries fighting for justice." http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-11-25/pre-production-bubblegum-crisis-film-remake-image-posted

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lol...............
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Posted 11/25/08
Ah cool that is sweet.
Posted 11/25/08
Meh. It's not doing anything for me
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Posted 11/25/08
oh god i lold
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Posted 1/2/09
I'm actually cautiously optimistic. In fact, the idea that Kenichi Sonoda & the other original creators are involved is in itself very promising. I'm relieved this isn't being made in the States (Dragonball anyone?).

Here's the big version of the teaser image, although I wouldn't 'read' too much into it since the movie has a few year until release:
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Posted 1/2/09
nice but not interesting enough for me.. >.<
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Posted 1/2/09
Unless your a fan of a 'certain age' (guilty), then you probably won't 'get it'. For those of us who were around to see it, it's like finding a nice fat present under the tree with your name on it. Or sex.
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Posted 5/11/09
I can't wait to see this film
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