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Full Metal Panic! LIVE ACTION!?
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Posted 4/6/09
Mandalay nabs rights to 'Full Metal Panic'

Mandalay Pictures has acquired theatrical rights to and will develop a big-screen version of "Full Metal Panic," a Japanese manga series that blends action, comedy and high school romance.

The property derives from writer Shoji Gatoh's series about a teenage anti-terrorist commando named Sousuke Sagara who is given the mission to protect a high-school girl with mystical powers.

"Panic," which is set in a world almost exclusively without adults, is known for mixing visceral action with wry comedy.

Zac Efron's name has surfaced in connection with "Panic," with the actor holding a conversation on the project. Efron, already a heartthrob among the teen audiences to whom the project could appeal, is also honing the action-adventure side of his career with a potential attachment to the Warner Bros. adventure "Jonny Quest."

He's next up in "17 Again," the upcoming New Line movie about an adult who goes back to high-school to rewrite his life.

Mandalay, which counts the environmental drama "Peaceable Kingdom" among its projects, has a first-look deal at Universal but has not yet set up "Panic" at a studio.

Born as a serialized novel from Gatoh and the illustrator Shiki Douji, "Panic" was developed in the early 2000's as a Japanese anime by the Asian firm Kyoto Animation and eventually also yielded a spinoff series.

An English-language version was produced and released in the U.S. on home video by ADV Films.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i701e5f503331aba0beae0430fe927543
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Definitely a NO!
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ohhh gawd please NNNOOOOO!!!!!
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Zac Efron playing Sousuke?

EPIC FAIL.
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When I saw the post at Anime News Network my mouth was a complete O for a whole minute after!

This must be karmic payback for every one of the times the internet has suggested Zac Efron play Kira...
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NO.
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I don't care if Zac efron goes with WB to johnny quest, just keep him the hell away from live action anime remakes.

I liked Fumoffu a lot more than the real full metal panic.
Posted 4/7/09 , edited 4/7/09
He is actually more suited to Light.

Then again, I've never actually seen him in a film, and I'm probably wrong. They just look kinda similar.

As for Sousuke, that's a big ol' fuck no.
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i dont care about the live action ....look what happened to dragonball...its probably gonna be completely different from the anime anyway .....i wanna see the next season of the anime though ...come on already
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Posted 4/7/09

tamsheed3 wrote:

i dont care about the live action ....look what happened to dragonball...its probably gonna be completely different from the anime anyway .....i wanna see the next season of the anime though ...come on already


Will not happen atleast not in 2-4years that is :)

Also this is just retarded, will probably fail like the DB movie jesus christ.
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As for me,this is interesting.Looking forward for the live action
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sucks................................
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tyrantxd wrote:

He is actually more suited to Light.

Then again, I've never actually seen him in a film, and I'm probably wrong. They just look kinda similar.

As for Sousuke, that's a big ol' fuck no.


stfu, he's not suited to do any anime character. Just because he has the hair for it doesn't mean he's made for the part.

For everyone else:
and i thought 4kids was bad but when I saw dragon ball evolution I was like, no. If you're going to bring in an anime from another country you don't need to "westernize" it so that we can "understand it". No need to change oniguri into a cookie, it's not like people will go crazy if they haven't seen it before. Think about it, you've already got the general audiences who are going to see it anyways, why screw up the movie if you know a majority of the people who are going to see it are otaku who are going to look up the movie before seeing it,and then realize it got destroyed and decide not to see it. At least don't try to westernize the story, Goku started his training as a kid, not when he was a teenager in a western high school.
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FUCK NO! Live-Actions are shit!
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NO WAY!!!!
and zac efron as sousuke??? this will be worse live action !!!!!
dont they have a better person to be sousuke??????
zac efron sucks!
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