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10 More Anime/Manga We Want To See Get A Hollywood Adaptation

There’s no better time than now to be an anime fan. Not only is the formerly niche interest now becoming mainstream (as seen in its prevalence in streaming services), but Hollywood has a keen interest on the medium’s unique form of storytelling. Just recently, Alita: Battle Angel, Death Note, and Ghost in the Shell all got live-action adaptations, with more to come, such as Cowboy Bebop and a remake of Your Name. While the reception of each movie varies, the fact remains that Hollywood sees the potential in adapting anime and manga.

Related: The 10 Best Animated Movies Of All-Time, According To IMDb

We've previously taken a look at some anime we'd be thrilled to see adapted into live-action movies, so we decided to follow that up with some more series that Hollywood needs to keep an eye on. Without further delay, here are 10 anime we want to see
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Charlize Theron teases Cipher return with Fast & Furious 9 behind-the-scenes photos

Back in July it was revealed that The Fate of the Furious villain Cipher will be returning in next year’s currently-untitled Fast & Furious 9, and now actress Charlize Theron has shared a couple of behind-the-scenes photos from the set which show that the cyberterrorist has ditched her dreadlocks and is going for a new look in the next instalment in the blockbuster action series.

See Also: Universal considering Fast & Furious spinoff for Charlize Theron’s Cipher

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Fast & Furious 9 is being directed by franchise veteran Justin Lin and features the return of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Chris ‘Lucacris’ Bridges, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren alongside new additions John Cena (Bumblebee), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders), Anna Sawai (Ninja Assassin
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Scarlett Johansson’s Woody Allen Defense Ignites Backlash Amid Oscar Buzz

Scarlett Johansson’s Woody Allen Defense Ignites Backlash Amid Oscar Buzz
Scarlett Johansson is at the center of backlash once again for defending Woody Allen in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Johansson was Allen’s muse in the mid-2000s as the star of “Match Point,” “Scoop,” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Following Johansson’s dramatic breakthrough in “Lost in Translation,” her work with Woody Allen help solidified her as one of the most sought-after actresses in the world. Johansson’s “Match Point” performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

“I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime,” Johansson said when asked about Allen, who has been accused of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. “I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.
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Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen: ‘He Maintains His Innocence, and I Believe Him’

Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen: ‘He Maintains His Innocence, and I Believe Him’
Breaking with much of Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson has come forward to defend Woody Allen. Johansson, who starred in Allen’s Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Christina Barcelona, told the Hollywood Reporter that she would gladly work with the director again. “I love Woody,” Johansson said. “I believe him, and I would work with him anytime.”

Allen has been a controversial figure ever since he began dating Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn in 1992, and Farrow came forward with the allegations that he molested her other adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
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Anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s horror manga Uzumaki gets a teaser trailer

Adult Swim has unveiled a teaser for a four-episode anime adaptation of Junji Ito’s acclaimed horror manga Uzumaki, which has been produced by Production I.G. and directed by Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi).

Released between 1998 and 1999 and spanning three volumes, Uzumaki follows the residents of Kurōzu-cho, a city which is plagued by a supernatural curse involving malevolent spirals. It was previously adapted as a live action feature in 2000.

Watch the trailer for the anime adaptation here…

Uzumaki will air on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in 2020 ahead of a premiere in Japan.

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A Quiet Place: 10 Hidden Details Everyone Completely Missed

A Quiet Place was one of the biggest cinematic hits of 2018, and it was definitely a well-done film. Part of what makes a movie great is whether or not it includes lots of interesting hidden details that add a lot to the story, and this film has a lot of them.

A great example is the device that Regan Abbott wears throughout the film. It looks like a simple hearing aid, but it isn’t. It is actually something called a cochlear implant, and it implies that this character has some damage to her inner ear. Here are some other intriguing details fans might not have noticed.

Related: Ghost In The Shell: 10 Hidden Details You Completely Missed
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Scarlett Johansson in Rough Night: The Most Awkward Performance Ever?

Tom Jolliffe takes a look at what might be the most awkward performance ever, Scarlett Johansson in Rough Night

Cinema is full of great performances. Some actors become synonymous with certain characters, or genres and that synergy between part and person is perfect. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a perfect cyborg. Jack Nicholson is so perfectly Jack Torrance. De Niro so perfectly Travis Bickle.

It doesn’t always work out that way. You have plain bad performances. Maybe in theory something seems perfect but doesn’t work out so. Christopher Waltz as a Bond villain? That’s got excellence written all over it, right? Well, the reality wasn’t so excellent. Sometimes an actor is clearly approaching something for a quick paycheck or half-assed. Ask Bruce Willis about that. Or you can have plain old miscasting. Denise Richards as a Nuclear physicist? Oh boy.

However, what about times when a thespian who
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Ghost In The Shell: 10 Hidden Details You Completely Missed

Set in a future where the line between robots and humans has blurred, Ghost in the Shell follows Major Mira Killian (Scarlett Johansson) and the black-ops team of Section 9 when they are tasked to investigate a string of murders linked to a mysterious figure only known as Kuze. For all the negative reviews that it got, the live-action Ghost in the Shell is actually Hollywood’s most accurate and faithful adaptations of a well-known anime and/or manga.

Not only did the remake take clear inspiration from its source material but there was a clear passion for the story being told – something that can’t be said for Dragonball: Evolution. But even the most observant fan of the series may have missed, so here are 10 such details from Ghost in the Shell that you may not have noticed.
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Michael Bay Is Set to Direct Black 5 for Sony Pictures

Michael Bay is set to direct a new film being produced by Sony Pictures called Black 5. There are no plot details that have been revealed, but we do know that it will be “high on action.”

The script for the film comes from Ehren Kruger. Bay and Erwin Stoff, who previously worked on the Bengahzi film 13 Hours, will serve as producers.

While I haven’t really cared for Bay’s Transformers movies, I do like a lot of his non-Transformers films, and I’m curious to learn what this Black 5 movie will end up dealing with.

Bay is currently in post-production on his Netflix action film Six Underground and will start work on Black 5 as soon as he’s finished with it in early 2020.

Source: Variety
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‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot Finds Its Shang Tsung and Scorpion (Exclusive)

  • Variety
New Line continues to ramp up its pre-production on its “Mortal Kombat” reboot, tapping Chin Han to play Shang Tsung and Hiroyuki Sanada to play Scorpion.

The two join Joe Taslim (Sub Zero), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade), Josh Lawson (Kano), Tadanobu Asano (Raiden), Mehcad Brooks (Jackson “Jax” Bridges), Sisi Stringer (Mileena) and Lewis Tan.

Simon McQuoid is directing and James Wan and Todd Garner are producing.

While the plot of the film remains unknown, the video game centers on a massive roster of character fighters from different realms in a fictional universe battling for supremacy. Greg Russo penned the current version of the screenplay.

Shang Tsung is one of the few original “Mortal Kombat” characters, having debuted in the first “Mortal Kombat” arcade game as the final boss. Shang Tsung is a powerful evil warlock and shapeshifter who absorbs the souls of those he defeats in
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Mike Gillespie’s Brave Artists Management Adds Eric Kind & Eric Skinner As Partners, Trio As Managers

  • Deadline
Mike Gillespie has been staffing up his Brave Artists Management, which he launched in January. Eric Kind, formerly of Kind Management, was brought in as Executive Partner in late April, while Eric Skinner has joined as Partner, reuniting with Gillespie. Additionally, Bam has added managers Tom Bixby, Karli Doumanis and Kimberly Kottwitz.

Kind has 20 years of industry experience and has worked in studio business and legal affairs, casting, agency and management at Lionsgate Television, Sovereign Talent Group, and Casting House La and NY. Most recently, he was the owner/manager of Kind Management.

Kind’s clients include Amanda Clayton Lou Ferrigno Jr., Conor Husting and Shayan Sobhian
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VFX producer Amy Wixson joins UK studio Outpost

Company has recently produced VFX for Hobbs & Shaw.

Amy Wixson, the VFX producer whose credits include A Quiet Place, Ghost In The Shell and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has joined UK studio Outpost VFX as executive producer.

Wixson will remain in La where she will service Us and international clients for the company’s bases in La, Bournemouth, Montreal, and Singapore.

Alongside sales responsibilities, she will guide clients through the entirety of the VFX process. She will report to Gez Hixson, Outpost’s chief operating officer.

Outpost has recently worked on titles including Fast And Furious: Hobbs And Shaw,
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Michael Rooker joins the cast of Fast & Furious 9

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Michael Rooker has joined the cast for Universal’s upcoming sequel, Fast & Furious 9, reuniting him with Groot voice actor, Vin Diesel.

According to Deadline, Rooker will be taking on the role of Buddy, but a description of this character has not been released as of yet.

The film is to be directed by Justin Lin, who will be directing his fifth Fast & Furious film, with the screenplay being written by Dan Casey. Diesel is producing the sequel through his One Race Films and Lin for Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Rooker is most well known for his role as Yondu in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, as well as Merle in the early seasons of The Walking Dead. Rooker’s other credits include True Detective, Slither, and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

The actor joins returning franchise stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez,
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Ufc star Francis Ngannou joins Fast & Furious 9

Fast & Furious 9 is getting some additional muscle, with Deadline reporting that Ufc heavyweight fighter Francis Ngannou has signed on for a role in the next chapter of the blockbuster action series.

Ngannou becomes the latest Mma fighter to star in the franchise, with Gina Carano featuring in Fast & Furious 6 and Ronda Rousey appearing in Furious 7. Details on his part are being kept under wraps.

Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin is back in the director’s chair for the ninth instalment in the main series, which sees the return of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Chris ‘Lucacris’ Bridges, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.

See Also: Tyrese Gibson slams Dwayne Johnson over Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Ngannou, nicknamed ‘The Predator’, joins fellow new additions John Cena (Bumblebee), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders), Anna Sawai (Ninja Assassin) and Vinnie Bennett (Ghost in the Shell
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In The Aftermath Available on Blu-ray September 24th From Arrow Video

In The Aftermath (1988) will be available on Blu-ray September 24th From Arrow Video

Following in the footsteps of Francis Ford Coppola and Peter Bogdanovich, Roger Corman protégé Carl Colpaert (The Crew) made his directorial debut by combining repurposed excerpts from a foreign film in this case, Mamoru Oshii s (Ghost In The Shell) spellbinding 1985 anime Angel s Egg with new live-action footage shot in America. The result is In The Aftermath, a haunting post-apocalyptic vision like no other.

In a radiation-soaked wasteland, two surviving soldiers, Frank and Goose, search for essential supplies amid the rubble. After a violent confrontation, Frank is haunted by visions of an angelic young girl holding a giant egg, herself a refugee from another world altogether. Could the egg be the key to saving both their worlds?

A unique mash-up of 1980s B-movie nuclear paranoia and hauntingly lyrical animation, In The Aftermath is presented in a
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Tyrese Gibson slams Dwayne Johnson over Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Back in 2017, Universal announced that it was pushing back the release of Fast & Furious 9 in order to squeeze in the series’ first spinoff, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, prompting Tyrese Gibson to share some rather harsh words for his franchise co-star Dwayne Johnson.

Well, it seems Tyrese is still a little upset over the whole situation, as he’s now decided to slam The Rock again, stating in a series of now-deleted Instagram posts that Hobbs & Shaw’s $180 million global opening weekend “is not a win” and once again accusing him of breaking up the Fast & Furious family.

“I have to show my respects for one thing…. He tried… Folks called me a hater…. Attacked me for speaking out…..Breaking up the family clearly doesn’t have the value that one would assume it does. Hobbs & Shaw Has Lowest Fast & Furious Box Office Opening Since Tokyo
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Review: Alita: Battle Angel

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I’m not a major Manga fan but am certainly aware of the most popular and enduring properties, such as Gunnm, a.k.a. Battle Angel Alita, which ran from 1990-1995 and was adapted into two-part anime. By 2000, James Cameron had been made aware of the series and immediately wanted to bring it to the big screen. He allowed himself to get repeatedly distracted so he eventually handed off the directing chores to Robert Rodriguez, who took the mammoth script Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis, and honed it down to something 20th Century Fox could afford.

After all that build up, several other Japanese stories had made it to American audiences, with few making a positive splash. So, when Alita: Battle Angel finally arrived this year, audiences were primed to be awed or disappointed. Had the film arrived two decades ago, it would have been a far more interesting and arresting story,
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‘Venom 2’: Andy Serkis, Travis Knight, Rupert Wyatt Among Those In Director Mix

  • Deadline
Sony Pictures is starting to take meetings to lock down a director for Venom 2, the sequel to last year’s Marvel villain pic that grossed $856.1 million worldwide. We hear that it’s only at the meeting stages at this point, and no offers are out, but that the list of helmers includes Mowgli and Breathe director Andy Serkis, Bumblebee‘s Travis Knight and Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Captive State helmer Rupert Wyatt.

There is no clear frontrunner at this moment.

Deadline previously heard at some point that Rupert Sanders (Ghost in the Shell) was a person of interest, but that didn’t work out.

Ruben Fleischer directed the first installment for Sony. Venom was the surprise sensation among 2018’s many superhero films. Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters on the first film, was hired to write the follow-up to showcase actor Tom Hardy and his shape-shifting CG alien symbiote.
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Short Film Review: Shishigari (2019) by Kiyotaka Oshiyama Screening at Fantasia 2019

Deep in the mountains a youth sets out on a hunting trip at the end of which he will be regarded as a man among his tribe. Contemplating the many lessons his father had taught him over the years he has to overcome various obstacles, from blizzards to avalanches before he can finally face a monstrous animal.

Kiyotaka Oshiyama has worked with many animation studios such as Studio Ghibli and Madhouse and has recently started his own production company. As the text on the homepage of Fantasia Filmfest says “Shishigari” is supposed to be a kind of calling card for the director and his newfound company. Apart from its talent in the directing chair it also features a score by Kenji Kawai, who also made the music for such iconic feature like “Ghost in the Shell”.

“Shishigari” is screening at Fantasia Festival 2019

In general, if “Shishigari” is indeed meant as a calling card,
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Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel (2019) by Robert Rodriguez

One of most awaited for years manga adaptations came true in 2019, with Robert Rodriguez heading the project produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, in an effort that resulted in huge commercial success, with “Alita” becoming the ninth highest-grossing film of 2019.

As usually, and despite my urge to do so differently since the original was one of the first anime titles I ever watched, I will examine the film as a standalone work and not in comparison with the 1993 Ova.

The story is based in Yukito Kishiro’s manga, takes place in 2563, three hundred years after Earth has been devastated by a catastrophic interplanetary war known as “The Fall”, and revolves around the titular character, whose disembodied cyborg body is discovered by Dr Ido, as the film begins. Ido gives the body of his deceased daughter to the cyborg and even names her after her. Alita seems
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