*written in 2015.
I recently did a list called 20 Comic Book Properties That Haven’t Gone Live-Action Yet (see here). This is a sequel to that.
Considering that Hollywood is out of ideas and they keep resurrecting old stuff from my childhood as live-action blockbuster films, I figured that I would list twenty awesome cartoon or anime properties that they haven’t turned into a live-action spectacle yet.
Now some of these have been in live-action development, whether in film or on television, but for the most part, those that have been in development, have been in a state of limbo for quite some time.
Sure, I’d like to see Hollywood take a crack at some of these depending upon who is involved in them. I’d prefer Michael Bay to stay away, however.
Also, a few of these may have had a live-action version but it is either really obscure, very poorly done, really outdated or for a foreign market.
1. Robotech: The Macross Saga
2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
4. Star Blazers
6. Space Pirate Captain Harlock
8. Ninja Scroll
9. Johnny Quest
11. Mobile Suit Gundam
13. Captain N: The Game Master
14. Defenders of the Earth
15. She-Ra: Princess of Power
17. Captain Planet
18. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
20. Filmation’s Ghostbusters (the one with the Gorilla)