Hollywood Knocks at Oshii's Door for Assault Girls Remake?

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Hollywood Knocks at Oshii's Door for Assault Girls Remake?
So now they don't even wait for the film to generate some buzz, they go for the prey's throat right away.

Anyhow, Eiga.com is reporting that, during today's press conference in Shibuya (to announce the film's completion), Oshii confirmed amongst other things that he was already contacted by Hollywood for a possible remake of his latest work アサルトガールズ (Assault Girls) this summer, months before it was even in the can. The director said that Hollywood has the tendency to remake things left and right these days, but he certainly has nothing against the idea, and would even love to see the leading trio (Kikuchi Rinko, Kuroki Meisa, Saeki Hinako) be cast in the film. The three "girls" of the title battle it out in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland against gigantic sand whales, sporting assorted weapons of (likely) mass destruction.

So now we have Spielberg remaking 攻殻機動隊 (Ghost in the Shell), and a possible Assault Girls remake about to come into fruition. What's next, Michael Bay remaking アヴァロン (Avalon)? Assault Girls releases in Japan on December 19.

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RobertOctober 19, 2009 1:49 PM

WTF, I just don't get it. So, now not only Hollywood is stupid but Oshii too? Damn, What will be the cinema in 10 years? Reamkes of remakes of remakes? There is no point at this, f*** Hollywood.

XOctober 19, 2009 10:34 PM

Can't be sure without watching the video, but judging from the tone of his words, he seemed a little annoyed himself. Of course if he's agreed to the remake, he can't be that much against it, but it felt like a "oh well, do as you please."

ChevalierAguilaOctober 20, 2009 2:23 AM

After sleeping, errr, watching Sky Crawlers i'm not sure i want to follow Oshii anymore. Ghost in the Shell was seriously his top work.

Ard VijnOctober 20, 2009 5:41 AM

Wel, I loved "Sky Crawlers" and I don't think I'll fall asleep during "Assault Girls".
But I agree that nothing has hit me with the force of the original "Ghost in the Shell" all those years ago...