Paprika Hollywood to be 'a little bit sort of Matrix'

Apr 12 // Josh Tolentino
   @unangbangkay

If you're the type to do it, now is the time to tune up your nerd rage dispensers, as Satoshi Kon's Paprika is getting its own Hollywood adaptation. There's no word on whether it's a live-action thing (as with Ghost in the Shell) or new animated thing (ala Astro Boy). While the latter is certainly possible, Paprika's pretty recent, so my bet's on the former.

Wolfgang Petersen, the man behind Troy and Air Force One, had this to say about being tapped to direct the film:

"The original one—the anime that I saw—my people here they came to me and said, 'Have a look at this.' And I saw it and bingo, I thought, 'This is fantastic. This is a great piece.' That will be a very, very interesting movie.

We open it up a little bit more so it's more accessible for a wide audience, but it comes a little bit sort of Matrix. Not like Matrix but sort of the size of it all, the scope of it all. So that it becomes more of a film for a mainstream audience."

Hm. I can see where the whole "dream therapy" concept and the DC Mini might overlap with the virtual-world setting of The Matrix, but still. Well, whatever works, I suppose.

Anyone in DO WANT territory on this?

 


 Reblog (or) Blog Reply




Josh Tolentino, Managing Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure unangbangkay Tips
Josh is Japanator's News Editor, and contributes to Destructoid as well. Despite not owning a hat, he insists on having a little "Press" card to insert into the band. For high school reasons he's... more   |   staff directory

Get more Japanator:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.
advertisement:




Back to Top