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Re: Leviathan Movie?
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2010, 05:13:02 AM »

OMG, I didn't even think of Miyazaki! He would be the perfect person to make it. I love his movies, Spirited Away is like the new Wizard of Oz.
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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2010, 04:29:46 AM »

See, the Princess and the Frog is really twisted. And no Disney movie really follows the ORIGINAL fairy tale. In the LIttle Mermaid, original version, she's supposed to kill the prince because he picks a different girl. She doesn't, and instead turns into foam. Yay.
And don't get me started with Cinderella and people cutting their toes off.

Here's the story on the princess and the frog: One of my favorite authors as a kid, ED Baker, who sent me a t-shirt :D wrote this epic version where the princess turns into a frog. It took place in the middle ages and the princess was named Emerelda (Emma) and it was a great book. But Disney started making a movie of it, and they added in a chamber maid that isn't really mentioned in the book except for once, but made her a bigger character and she happened to be black. Someone said it was racist that the only black character was a chamber maid, so Disney decided to make the main princess black. Then they came up with the whole Louisiana theme and changed EVERYTHING.
Personally I think the original book by ED Baker would make an awesome movie as it was :(
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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2010, 07:33:47 AM »

Leviathan would be cool in almost any anime format, but especially Miyazaki.
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« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2010, 07:53:01 AM »

I know! It would be so perfect! Especially since his stories have included steampunk, flying (in every one of his movies except Princess Mononoke), war, and even genetically engineered animals, so he'd already have experience with all that stuff.
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« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2010, 07:55:07 AM »

It would be kinda cool if Tim Burton did it too, but then there's the whole actor conflict...
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« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2010, 07:55:41 AM »

I could see johnny depp as count Volgor
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« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2010, 07:56:48 AM »

NO. never. Tim Burton does cool movies, but I think for the kind of movie Leviathan is Tim Burton isn't the guy to choose.
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« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2010, 07:57:32 AM »

Yeah, but I could still see johnny depp as volgor.
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« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2010, 07:58:01 AM »

possibly
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« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2010, 07:58:07 AM »

Johnny Depp can act anyone, I swear.
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« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2010, 08:01:49 AM »

Helena Bonham Carter is pretty good, but I can't see it. She could play someone in Deryn's family maybe.
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« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2010, 01:23:16 PM »

Everyone here does realise if theres a leviathan movie their gonna cut out half the scenes and change everything to a more "Hollywood" kinda thing?
But, if there was an anime movie, with the same kind of art in the books, I would at least enjoy the animation.

Oh, and does anyone here know how well anime and steampunk go together?
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« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2010, 02:35:20 PM »

Seriously, anime goes REALLY WELL with steampunk.
If you've seen a movie called steamboy, you'll know what I mean.
And theres this other one called something like castle in the sky, I think its remotely steampunk.
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« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2010, 08:03:40 PM »

Castle in the Sky rocks! Never seen Steamboy though, but I've been meaning to.
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« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2010, 10:07:00 AM »

I would love to see Leviathan in Miazaki style, or the way Steamboy is made. *drools*
I completely agree!! Both of those movies are amazing works of art; the styles would fit fantastically with Leviathan!

And hahaaa, I'm glad Tim Burton was brought up, too. xD I was discussing the potential for a Leviathan movie with... someone (I forget who. xD) Tim Burton's sort of movie style would be pretty neat, what with all the crazy critters in Leviathan. I'm not really sure it would be ~*the best like evarrr*~ way for it to be adapted, but it's a fun idea to toss around. :]
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