Tuesday, April 7, 2009


According to /Film, Mandalay have picked up the rights to develop a big-screen live action adaptation of Full Metal Panic.

When will Hollywood realise that, except in rare circumstances, anime adaptions don't work? The subject matter and tone of most anime do not fit with live action and, generally, the source themes and plot have to be bastardised to make them palatable for mass consumption. Just leave them the way they are - How about writing an original script for a change?

To add insult to injury, High School Musical star Zac Efron is interested in starring in the project.

This makes me want to hurl my laptop at Hollywood.