Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Full Metal Panic Live Action / Zac Efron as Sousuke / Possible Script

Full Metal Panic Live Action will reportedly star Zac Efron as Sousuke Sagara! NO! NO! NO! Stick to the status quo! Anime fans are united when they say "Hell NO!!!" Sousuke Sagara is a tough dude and he will not break into singing any time soon.

Internet reports say Mandalay Pictures grabbed the rights to destroy Shoji Gatoh's anime. Full Metal Panic is about a teenage anti-terrorist operative Sousuke Sagara who is tasked to protect a high school girl, Kaname Chidori.

Don't try on some idiots' report about the anime for there are old people in Full Metal Panic.

Sousuke Sagara as an anti-terrorist agent carries a gun to school and this will not bode well in the US. School shootings have recently victimized the country. Guns and US High School is a sensitive topic but Mandalay honchos seem to miss it. Better not do Full Metal Panic Live Action at all! This is my biggest concern and not because Zac Efron is in the movie. But movie executives have no hearts anyway so...

Hollywood is losing creativity? You can't lose what you don't have...

Full Metal Panic Live Action will it be like Rambo or Cody Banks? Why do I have the feeling it will be Dragonball Evolution all over again? Maybe Chidori is a girlfriend of the school bully (what's Hollywood teen movie without them) and Sousuke is your typical pre-makeover dude. And Chidori is a popular girl and cheerleader (ughh - the horror) talks like one of those girls on MTV ("as if!"). If Hillary Duff plays Chidori that will be fine with me.

I mean Hollywood formula has to be there - their executives will insist on it. This is how they make money. I call it the Spiderman Formula!!!

"What about us? What about everything we've been through (DBE etc)?" Fans
"Gotta do my own way" Mandalay Pictures executives

Update: Nothing is final yet. Updated reports say most likely Zac Efron will not be in the movie

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sonofaditch said...

allow me to second your NO! NO! NO! sino si chidori? ang partner nya sa high school musical nga may nude pics sa web? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

sonofaditch said...

on your gun comment...actually I believe it was meant to be a running gag during the series. since sagara was chidori's bodyguard. Looking at the context of the series I don't think it would be a promotion of gun violence. I find Sagara's desire to fit in a more endearing aspect of his story. That, and the intense sexual tension between the two protagonists...the haircut scene? hehehe

Now, if they plan to remake "Battle Royale" that'd be a whole different thing. Oh wait, I think I've read somewhere that the Hollywood idiots actually thought to remaking Battle Royale. WALA NA GID YA MADUMDUMAN HAW?

Oresama said...

I don't think the Full Metal Panic promotes gun violence too but there are sectors in their society that tends to be rather sensitive on this matter or tend to overreact depending on your viewpoint. I enjoyed that anime and it never occurred to me to carry gun to school. I do hope if it eventually pushes through Full Metal Panic Live Action won't be controversial or used by some groups to propagate their agenda.
I remember Spongebob movie when the characters held hand and a furor ensued that Spongebob is gay and promotes homosexuality. I was amused by the whole hullabaloo. There are people who will make something out of nothing in that country and I will not be surprised if some close-minded people attack Full Metal Panic.

Oresama said...

Other live action remakes
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Tekken (yes)

I will cover most of them later...

sonofaditch said...

hahaha a lot of idiots nowadays. I remember the Happy Feet movie and the furor over the lead penguin character's sexuality. tanan na lang makit-an kag malisyahan. Goodluck na lang sa ga-ambition na himuon live action movie ang Neon Genesis Evangelion. They'd need it...why can't they leave those anime alone? Dapat indi na magasugod ang mga studios that own the rights to the anime, and even the original creators and authors should have their say. Look at Alan Moore - wala ya nagduwa-duwa and expressed his dissatisfaction with the movie version of Watchmen...amo na ang ginatawag na artistic integrity! naks!