Wed Mar 17 22:20:17 EST 2004
Toei announced yesterday that the release of their Nagai Go adaptation
"Devilman" (dir: Nasu Hiroyuki) has been put back from June 5th to sometime
this coming autumn.
According to Toei's press release, shooting began on October 28th of last
year and finished on January 10th. "Production was scheduled to wrap in
mid-May, but a decision has been made to carry out 100 cuts worth of
additional photography for scenes we had not planned on bringing to the
screen, in order to increase the scale of Devilman's world."
A CG-aided blend of live action and animation, "Devilman" will be the first
film from production unit T-Visual, a collaborative effort between Toei and
Toei Animation. Having racked up a reported budget of one billion yen and
aiming to rake in four billion in box office revenue, the company is
obviously banking a lot on the film's success.
A trailer for the movie is currently playing with Oshii Mamoru's latest
anime "Innocence," and judging by the sub-standard visuals on display
(certainly inferior when compared to animation sequences in recent video
games), it's understandable that Toei have decided to go back to the
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