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Do We Really Need a Hollywood Live-Action One Piece?

Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano announced that One Piece would be adapted as an "overseas (or foreign) drama" from Hollywood producer Marty Adelstein, the same producer heading the live-action Cowboy Bebop.

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So…There’s a Live-Action/Animated Lisa Frank Movie In the Works…Huh?

At least it's not The Emoji Movie.

Who would've thought that school supplies could inspire a major motion picture?

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Prepare to Relive 2010 Anime Feels With Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Trailer

Hiromu Arakawa's popular manga series and anime Fullmetal Alchemist is getting a live-action adaptation and the teaser promises copious amounts of action, alchemy, and Elric brother feels.

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Live-Action Lion King Remake Finds Its Writer in Jeff Nathanson

In the midst of all this live-action remake news (looking at you, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast), I nearly forgot The Lion King was also getting a makeover. No cast members have been announced but we now know that Jeff Nathanson will be writing the script.

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Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Genies*: “Ambitious and Non-Traditional” Live-Action Aladdin Finds Its Director

*Credit for this amazingness goes to TMS' Jessica Lachenal, who is funny as hell.

In more really weird Disney news, we've got more info on the live-action Aladdin that's coming out. When we last reported on it, it seemed to be going in a prequel direction. However, that seems to have changed and to hear it described now, it will be closer to the classic animated film with which we're all familiar. However, that doesn't mean it isn't still weird. A director was announced today whom you've probably guessed from the title of this post: Guy Ritchie.

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Live Action Mulan Spec Script Reportedly Stars White Savior, What the Hell?


There are days when you just have to hold your hands up, look up at the sky, and scream Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? Some shocking news came out today about the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's Mulan. Namely that the script that Disney purchased for the film reportedly stars a white savior and reduces the titular Mulan to a prize to be won. *sigh*

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Let’s Get Down to Business: Live-Action Mulan Movie Lands Release Date

The latest Disney animated classic to get the live-action remake treatment is Mulan, and today we've finally got a date that we can mark on our calendars with much anticipation.

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Babymetal Will Reign in a New Warner Bros. Web Series Blending Animation & Live-Action

Babymetal's meteoric rise to stardom continues, with their next project entering the world of animated entertainment.

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Disney Announces Live-Action Lion King, Starring Computer-Generated Simba?

Disney's live-action adaptation habit doesn't seem to be abating any time soon! With their live-action Beauty and the Beast set for release next year, Disney has already announced their next adaptation of one of their pre-existing films. If you were surprised by The Jungle Book, hold onto your socks! Disney has announced a live-action "reimagining" of The Lion King.

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Daisy Ridley Adds Her Luminous Self to the Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Peter Rabbit Movie

After starring in a blockbuster franchise and singing a duet with Barbra Streisand, it’s safe to say that Daisy Ridley is off to a great start in her career. Now she’ll keep the momentum going as a new addition to the cast of the live-action/animated hybrid Peter Rabbit movie.

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All Glory to This Live-Action Futurama Fan Film Trailer

A live-action Futurama movie? Oh, Zoidberg, at last you're becoming a crafty consumer! Hello? I'll take eight!

Cinema Relics, a creative group of film fans, banded together to create a full-length live-action Futurama fan film. Check out the trailer for their movie!

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Next Fullmetal Alchemist Movie Enters the Real World, Will Be a Live-Action Flick

Fans of Fullmetal Alchemist might have a little something to get excited (or worried?) about soon: the anime's next film installment will be live-action.

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Disney is Readying an Iconic Fantasia Scene for its Own Live-Action Film. Can You Guess Which One?

Only the best, of course.

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Clap If You Believe? Reese Witherspoon to Play Tinker Bell in Live-Action Movie

Snaps for Tink!

It's hard to imagine a Peter Pan adaptation that doesn't fill me with the rage of a thousand fiery suns, but on the plus side... Elle Woods!

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Disney Attempting to Make Pinocchio a Literal Real Boy, Developing a Live-Action Adaptation

Who wished upon a star for this? WHO?

Well, Disney can never be accused of fixin' something that ain't broke. Or something. Anyway, they are now developing a live-action Pinocchio so they can continue the successful wave of live-action adaptations that includes Maleficent and the current Cinderella.

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Officially Official: Emma Watson Will Star In Live-Action Beauty and The Beast


You've heard the rumors—you know, the ones from three years ago—but now it's totally true: Disney is developing a live-action Beauty and the Beast, and they've snagged the actress Guillermo del Toro wanted for his own adaptation, Emma Watson. Well, I guess at least there won't be two Beast films out at the same time now?

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Today in Japan: Trailer for Live-Action Gatchaman Movie

There are no subtitles, only guesswork.

Gatchaman successfully exported the American superhero genre into a popular Japanese anime in the 1970s. After several unsuccessful attempts to create a live-action movie, Nikkatsu studios filmed the project last year, and it is set for an August release date (in Japan).

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Super Smash Bros. in Real Life Is Surprisingly Gritty

The folks over at De-Pixelated have brought live action to perhaps the world's most cutesy fighting game, re-imagining Super Smash Bros. as a no-holds-barred brawl between Mario and Luigi, which really captures some of the bad blood that has to exist in that relationship. Because, hey, sometimes brothers fight. And as anyone with a brother will tell you, it's not all Pokeballs and cartoon hammers. Mostly it's just thumbs to the eye and cheap shots you'll hear about at every holiday dinner for the rest of your life.

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Potentially Suspenseful YouTube Video Ruined By Title (It’s Pac-Man)

You see this about 2 minutes in, but when once it could have been disturbingly perplexing or gloriously revelatory, it is now elicits a mere "Ah." and a brief moment trying to remember what those white spherical things are called.

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Live Action Minecraft Video Kicks It Up a Notch!

Hahaha! Get it? Notch! Like, the guy who made Minecraft! The group Corridor Digital created a live action Minecraft fan film titled Diamonds Are Forever. These gentleman are true geniuses in the field of putting cardboard boxes on their heads and producing high-intensity, creeper-killing action. First, I'm really sorry about the Notch joke. Second, you need to watch this video. I can only imagine how much time and effort was spent producing this thing. It is unbelievably epic with more than a few "Oh damn! Did you just see that?" moments. The gents over at Corridor Digital have a bit of experience with live action Minecraft videos. Watch this video.

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