You are tasked with creating a One Piece live action movie. If it doesn't reach number 1 in the American box office your favorite anime is deleted from existence.
You have complete access to anybody you may possibl need to create the movie. (Famous actors, directors, etc.)
How do you pull it off?
healing your autism would be the first step
I take the money and run.
Get Michael Bay.
All anime is shit so I don't care if my favorite is erased from existence. Just means less shit in the world.
Justin Bieber is Luffy. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is the boat.
Nah let's do one of bleach.
How would you translate "the heart" from 2D to 3D
I recruit literally every single director and actor available, I bog them down with the creation of the movie to the extent that no other movie can be made.
It tops the box office because there are literally no other movies to watch.
Check and m8!
The plot is to long for a movie.
2 movies, dumbass
you're on the wrong board then, my friend.
>number 1 in the American box office
How retarded are you?
Also, all you have to do is get a bunch of names people like and are popular like Michael Bay and Johnny Depp and viral market and hype to hell for a solid year, and time it to release with a bunch of pointless shit no one will watch.
Anything would sell like that.
The joke's on you, I don't like anime!
Dumbest idea ever. Let's actually make this interesting.
Pick an anime that's feasible to adapt to live action and tell how you would get it to the box office. Let's say 1st during it's opening weekend, but it's summertime.
Attack On Titan
Completely different story capable of being finished in one movie.
I wouldn't create such shit from such a pile of garbage as source material.
The plot will focus on the gathering up to Sanji, making Mihawk the big enemy of the movie.
Nami would be played by scarlett johansson with a southern accent.
Zoro is played by Ryan Renolds
Usopp is played by Jim Carry
Sanji is played by Justin Timberlake
Shanks is Liam Nii-san
directed by none other than M night Shamala
The previous movies in the theatre would still top. Shit man, Frozen is still selling out and Hunger Games hasn't left the theatre.
Jaya is perfectly insulated to make a movie about. It would be a long movie like 2-3.5 hours but a good one.
The sequel would knock the world on it's ass though.
Reenact the plot from producers making the greatest gravest known to man and pocketing the funds.
Every character is played by David Hasselhoff
The movie itself is directed by John Woo
Focus on the beginning to Zoro introduction, Baratie, and Arlong arcs, brief montage of Luffy meeting the other crewmates. Nami joins at the same time as Zoro, we can work her into the plot of that arc. Arlong is the final boss, since that plot was easily the best of the east blue arcs. The fishmen look closer to the ones from Pirates of the Caribbean. Some of the wackier character details like Zoro's green hair and Sanji's eyebrows are toned down.
I make one about Roger
Luffy is gay as shit
I would scout new actors, there is a lot of talent out there, but are overshadowed by big stars. I wouldnt do a Movie, i would do a mini series, like Game of thrones.
Akainu is Samuel L. Jackson
Why are you even on this board? No seriously, why?
The hardest part of a one piece movie is mixing the exact perfect amount of humor and action. Absurdity and Adventure.
I'd probably go with Jon Favreau as director. The Iron Man films show he's capable of the high action, and the zaniness of Elf proves he can handle the comdey.
For the storyline, I would have to put it somewhat far into it. Yes, you skip seeing some reasons for the crew members joining, but they can be included into flashbacks. With a blockbuster movie production time of about 2 years, if they cover every arc they'll NEVER finish it. And rather than screwing up arcs entirely to fit them into 20 minutes of the film, better leave chunks of it to the audience to look into the story for themselves.
I would start the story with arlong park, as soon as we get to know the four guy pirates, their ship is stolen and Nami is introduced. This actually is only about the opening 25 minutes or so of the movie, (which I'd estimate is around 1 hr 45 mins, so 80 mins left)
Loguetown is shortened, but has to include buggy and Gol D roger exposition
the remaining hour is the alabasta arc, again trimmed down to the core essentials for the purpose of establishing characters and important world-events.
So in short, the people we need to cast (or at the most important to cast I should say) are luffy, zoro, usopp, sanji, nami, arlong, vivi, robin, and crocodile.
Other casting choices must also be great because so many characters from this timeframe becoming returning characters, but for THIS movie to be a success, this is what we'll focus on.
Casting in my next post
Who would Zach Braff play?
We all know he has to be in this movie.
Usagi Drop except all traces of Japanese culture are removed. Tom Hanks is Daikichi & Dakota Fanning is Rin.
he has to be a background buggy pirate
There's like, no way to fuck that up.
>hire oda as the main director in charge of story
>add the ten biggest hollywood directors to the list, just for the names
>add the single biggest director from every major country (japan, germany, spain, russia, ect) to the list as co-directors
>keep the movie in dukenukemforever-tier endless development for a decade
>film everything in 8k and 4k res simultaneously at 500fps
>slow motion scenes are filmed at 100,000fps
>acquire a team of the world's top 100 graphic artists and 3D modellers
>of the world's top 20 explosives experts
>of the world's top 100 architects
>of the world's top 500 construction workers
>of the world's top 100 audio experts
>gather up thousands of amazing actors who look like every character in one piece
>give them all facial reconstruction surgery to make them look *exactly* like them
>especially so for all major characters, even going to far as to give them breast implants/reductions and steroids for muscle growth
>force the voice actors to repeat their lines hundreds and hundreds of times each, picking the best one from the pool
>appropriate the "Mira" "Sequoia" and "K" supercomputers in order to render the countless, hand placed hair strands on luffy's stretched arm
>build everything to scale for real, create artificial islands in the middle of the ocean with cities built upon them
>every plank of wood and every pane of glass is placed exactly
>render every mote of dust from a destroyed piece of wood and mix it in layers with the real deal
>every actor must be the correct height, as they were in the anime
>every scene is shot in a 3d space to allow additions that would be otherwise impossible
>actors really get shot, just with bullets that don't go deep enough to cause real damage (i'd give them local anesthetic beforehand)
>this kind of detail goes on for a decade, absolutely faithful to the anime
>your face when the whitebeard war
>movie runs for seven fucking days straight
So first off, let's address the elephant in the room
Not gonna be casting 3 skinny titty monsters that can act and can pass for teenagers in the same movie.
You'll be hard pressed to even FIND 3 that fit that bill, and even if you could, would they event be able to pull off the characters?
For Robin, having the nose is key. For Nami it's the face. Vivi has the most room to work with.
So for Vivi I would cast Dianna Agron. Despite her age, she still easily passes as a teen/young adult and her not having a big chest isn't really going to be hindered by most of what we see Vivi in.
For Robin I am highly inclined to go with Saoirse Ronan because holy crap that face is perfect. But I worry that she won't have the physique to pull off the rather commanding presence that robin has.
For Nami, I think jennifer Lawrence is the only smart choice. Sure, she's only got a C cup, but she can act, she's young looking, and we've seen her with a variety of weight fluctuations so we know she can pull off a pre-timeskip and a post-timeskip nami all the same.
For Zorro, I'll pick another (and my final) actor from Glee, Chord overstreet. He's fit, he looks enough of the part, and his acting is by far not the worst on the show.
From here it only gets more difficult because, let's be honest, young men actors have sucked in recent years. To get someone good you almost always have to go to the 30s, and that's just not gonna work for one piece.
Not gonna lie, Zorro could be cast by almost anyone. His acting level is no where near a heavy load and the most important thing is pulling off the action.
Usopp would be andrew garfield. I don't really like him as spiderman, but I think he can fit in well in the relatively small part that usopp plays.
For Luffy, I know it sounds like a huge leap, but I say Asa Butterfield. He's about to be 17, and he's at that great age where he shoots up in height before his weight can catch up (he's 5'10")
Croc is obvious. Ron Perlman.
>hire oda as the main director in charge of story
what on earth makes you think that a writer can direct? Does Oda know anything at all about camera work? or acting in general?
>reads the next line
oh, you're trolling.
>every worker is forced to watch the anime to completion a minimum of 10 times
>must give a complete report of every detail after each episode
>actors must reshoot scenes in which the character is speaking a different language, rather than just dubbing over
>actors actually get cut, stabbed, burned and scraped, actually fight with real swords and shit
>every actor must undergo six months of combat training to fit their character
>and another six months of survival training in deserts, islands and open ocean
>every actor learns to work on a ship and how to live on the ocean
>every actor is placed in real danger to make their lines heartfelt
>every actor is placed in the pre-built towns and boats where their characters live
>they must act as their character would constantly for one full year before shooting begins
>by the time shooting begins, they look, sound, act and have the same combat skills as the actual characters
>some of them will have broken and will actually believe they are their characters, which is good
>every single line of music is composed by the world's best
>every single note is played by the best musicians in the world
>every sound effect is a combination of the real deal and the sounds from the anime
>sound quality is 196,000Hz minimum for each clip
>a dozen graphics artists will spend days rendering a single drop of sweat running down nami's breasts during a combat scene, using the three most powerful supercomputers in the world
>and the same for every mote of dust, using a supercomputer used to model the universe
>hydraulics and fuel-air explosives are used to crack the earth and create gigantic waves
>might have to detonate a nuke to simulate the knock-up stream
>building the gates of justice to scale is going to be a bitch
>mfw creating a sinkhole to simulate the yami-yami no mi eating a town
>might have to detonate another nuke to simulate ace's daienkai entei
he's in charge of story and has final say, not cameras
>giant, temporary space stations put in orbit to shoot scenes in which lots of people are knocked into the air
>these are also used to shoot a majority of scenes in which characters jump around impossibly
>wires and jets are used to accelerate them more quickly than they can manage themselves
Nicholas Cage as Luffy. Thank me later.
Radically change the script.
There is no way a little kid who runs around shutting attack names will be popular with the american audience.
Luffy is now a rebellious teenager who rebelled against his grandfather and left to become a pirate. We see a short flashback scene with shanks to explain how he got this idea.
We fast forward through luffy finding and recruiting his crew then we enter the main plot of the movie : crocodile attempting to find the location of the ancient weapons.
Action scenes do NOT consist of slicing canonballs in half, cutting swords in half or yellinng attack names. Instead people like zoro defeat their enemies through skill and gut, while Luffy fights using wacky uses of his devil fruit power. Nothing too unrealistic happens unless there is a devil fruit explanation.
Nami is not just fanservice fodder.
Done correctly it will be a decent adventure movie.
>That second line
Have you SEEN how popular DBZ got in the States???
I forgot : Zoro doesnt use three swords either, that shit is retarded. The third sword in his mouth wouldnt have any cutting power at all.
Out you go
>Removing one of the most important things about a character
This kinda shit is why no-one likes live-action
There is no way to effectively do this without butchering the source material. That being said, it's not impossible.
You make a Bleach movie and call it One Piece: Afterlife.
maybe if his initial character design wasnt retarded.
imagine seeing a live action movie with a character wielding a sword in his mouth. most of the audience would facepalm and walk out straight away.
It's One Piece! It's SUPPOSED to be retarded!
Hell, that's the reason most people would go see it.
If you want to see what happens when filmmakers try to normalise an anime, go see that horrifying DBZ film.
live action movies cant be retarded. comical, yes. retarded, no.
I would have Keanu Reeves play Luffy, which would be pronounced 'Luff-ee", and Nicholas Cage play Zoro, which would be pronounced, 'Zolo'.
holy shit these two need to get together and make a movie right now
Leonardo dicaprio as Sanji.
This, fucking this.
Stephen Chow could make it happen. Number 1 might be tough though, unless you released it on a slow weekend.
Someone, anyone, give me one instance where this has ever worked well.
If you were going to do it, you'd have to make it take place in East Blue, otherwise there's going to be too much backstory to get through.
You start out right in the with the Kuro fight, right the middle of it. You show Luffy kicking his ass, introduce the main cast, then the opening credits.
You're going to have to fuck with the continuity a bit. To make it a movie, everything has to be connected. So in this movie, the major villains are under Arlong's thumb, since he's our villain.
So, Smoker is going to be introduced a bit early as well. He gets a hold of a Kuro after he gets captured, and he wants to know where where they got the money for the attack on Syrup Village, since it was, I don't know, to big for someone as small time as him. But before Kuro can tell him, somebody shuts him up, a Marine, in secret, since there in cahoots with Arlong.
So then Baraite plays out pretty similar to the real thing, but condensed, and likewise, Don Krieg was under Arlong's control, but he tried to go off on his own, so Arlong personally destroyed him (instead of Mihawk). Nami abandons them and then the third act.
Final act is Arlong Park, but the fact that East Blue is fucked if they don't win should be played up more than it is. So when they kick Arlong's ass, its not just about saving Nami, even if that's the main thing.
Give it to Disney and make it into all-age kids movie
Hire Peter Jackson so he will make 3 movies instead of one
Movie original plot aka Pirates of the Caribbean ripoff with edgy teenager MC
Spent half of the budget on commercials and advertising
You called Nami the face and you pick Jennifer fucking Lawrence?
I would do a cinematic opening to the film like Watchmen did to cover all of East Blue. Open the film with the final fight against Arlong then play a slowmo montage of the defeating shot of each villain or another iconic scene from each arc up to Arlong. Then we have Logue Town and the entering of the Grand Line. This 1st movie of the trilogy will end with Little Garden and Nami getting sick, perfectly setting up the Drum movie.
Movie 2 is Drum.
Movie 3 is Alabasta.
Post credit scene is a boat falling from the sky with a YAHAHAHAHA