The Latest on Evangelion

By Garth Franklin Wednesday August 25th 2004 11:10PM

'AnimeNerd' has an update on how a live-action American feature film adaptation of the superb Japanese anime series "Neon Genesis: Evangelion" is going:

"I recently contacted Tiffany Grant (who voiced Asuka Langley Sohryu in the English dub of the show) about the status and asked about casting and directors as well. She contacted me back and told me that the film is on hold for the moment because they are in talks with several big names to direct.  I didn't get the list on who those names were, but I did get some interesting casting ideas.  She told me that Hugo Weaving would make a great Gendo (Shinji's father) and Jennifer Garner as Misato.  She really liked the idea of Jennifer Garner, because she hadn't heard that before. 

As for the roles of Shinji, Rei and Asuka(to whom she voices in the English adaptation of the anime), she said they would probably cast relative unknowns who were around 14 to 15.  When I asked if Daniel Radcliffe, Lindsay Lohan and the actress who played Go-Go in "Kill Bill" were among names beforehand, she told me that they would be too old by now. Oh yeah, Grant also said if she were to cameo in the film (which I am sure the English voice actors probably will), she would love to play Asuka's mother.  NOTE: Tiffany Grant is the wife of the producer of the live-action film as well".

Thanks to 'Neill' .