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hope it's not true
-- Astral (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 01, 2003
For me it's a mixed blessing. I'd still do anything to take the reigns on this project and make it huge. If it's in turnaround (again) then it could possibly be up for grabs once more. However, something tells me Paramount has balked mainly because it's still a property aimed at a niche market of a niche market. (I mean, not everyone who likes S/F, fantasy, comics or even anime is a big Aeon buff. Some people say they liked it, most people barely remember it.) Paramount isn't known for going out on a limb for anything, let alone a dark horse prospect, if you'll pardon my mixed metaphors. Still, like I said, I guess I'll get back to the drawing board for my own (albeit unsolicited) draft of the script. :-)
-- Robert Howard (Lightstormer@cox.net), September 02, 2003.
If they are smart, and they likely are not, they will give it back to Peter to play with if he would even want to... he has already done so many other great projects since then, sure we would all love to see Aeon brought to the big screen, I'd like it to be cel based or at least computer generated...live action???? It just won't have the quirkiness it needs in the other mediams.
-- tom (email@example.com), September 05, 2003.
-- eskimonkey (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 05, 2003.
I soooo agree with TOM......TOM you are the man, for having that "Hollywood stay away from animation parody" mentality. It never worked nor will it ever work at all. You can never make a live action version of any animation or videogame.....EVER!!!! Should I go down the list? No, I won't becuz those horrid films from the past still ache the back of my head just thinkin about it. Yeh seeing a live action Mario or Double Dragon was the best film ever....sure really???? Angelina Jolie is hot, live action Lara Croft is not. Why? Because the Residence are evil, especially when you see live actors running around in Resident Evil. Blahhhhh.....Shoot me please.
-- Sion Wong (email@example.com), September 13, 2003.
Sadly we will never see a resurgence of this finely crafted little slice of human entertainment. Even a movie that totally bastardized the franchise, but did well monetarily would have spiked the mainstream interest that this creation deserves.
Still though maybe I should never say never. In fact I shouldn't say never. I will never say never again. It might just happen. Then Ebert and Roeper will say, "next week we'll be reveiwing Johnny Depp and Natilie portman in, a remake of Freaky Friday. We'll also be reveiwing Willaim Defoe, and Annie Lennox as a tyrannical dictator and a super sexy leather thonged spy in Aeon Flux: Die one more time"
-- MDR (nadar@BigPoppaPump.zzn.com), September 23, 2003.
Annie Lennox as Aeon??? She looks more like Goodchild :-D
-- Paul Willerton (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 26, 2003.
-- Mat Rebholz (email@example.com), September 29, 2003.
Well now!(he said cleverly) I never said which was which did I?
-- MDR (nadar@BigPoppaPump.zzn.com), October 15, 2003.
You said cleverly? Watching a little too much 'Joan of Arcadia'? Dork. And Annie Lennox? Pah-leeze. Speak to the fist.
-- Astral (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 16, 2003.
This kind of flame garbage was never on this forum before. What gives?
-- MDR (nadar@BigPoppaPump.zzn.com), October 24, 2003.
Ah, the beauty of anononymity combined w/ the freedom of speech.
I suppose you're right, this forum is rather peaceful and that's cool.
I can respect that.
-- Astral (email@example.com), October 27, 2003.
Maybe AEON will look great on 3D, i think... And if they're smart, they will think on this way... Remember the Animatrix?
-- Nelson Polak (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 30, 2003.