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Lupin the Third => General Discussion, News, etc. => Topic started by: GATSU on May 04, 2017, 11:26:01 pm

Title: May or may not affect Fujiko spin-off, so... [Sony buying out FUNimation?]
Post by: GATSU on May 04, 2017, 11:26:01 pm
Details here (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-05-04/bloomberg-sony-pictures-weighs-bidding-on-funimation-entertainment/.115703). You never know. If the rights to that live-action Lupin lapsed, we could see the Big S trying to do a live-action film of Fujiko, instead.
Title: Re: May or may not affect Fujiko spin-off, so... [Sony buying out FUNimation?]
Post by: Thief in a Red Jacket on May 05, 2017, 07:34:23 am
If we ever did get a live action Lupin film (which I don't really want to see, personally), I'd prefer it to not be released by Sony. Their studio executives botched up the Spider-Man franchise twice, their recent film output hasn't been all that great, and it seems like they'll be losing their biggest franchise, the Bond series, pretty soon. It's entirely possible that they would get a good director/writer for Lupin, but I'd be worried about what their executives would do to it.
Title: Re: May or may not affect Fujiko spin-off, so... [Sony buying out FUNimation?]
Post by: mikezilla2 on May 05, 2017, 10:03:51 am
what do you mean If ?  we already have TWO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_III_(film)
 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_III_(film))
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_III:_Strange_Psychokinetic_Strategy_(film) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_III:_Strange_Psychokinetic_Strategy_(film))
Title: Re: May or may not affect Fujiko spin-off, so... [Sony buying out FUNimation?]
Post by: Thief in a Red Jacket on May 05, 2017, 10:22:52 am
Yes, I'm well aware of those two movies  :P

I should have specified, an American live-action Lupin film.
Title: Re: May or may not affect Fujiko spin-off, so... [Sony buying out FUNimation?]
Post by: Lupus Zeniga on May 05, 2017, 03:08:21 pm
I don't really see anything on that link that will confirm Sony's ownership of Lupin.

I used to like Sony, then Tom Rothman took over.  :P
Title: Re: May or may not affect Fujiko spin-off, so... [Sony buying out FUNimation?]
Post by: SurrealBrain on May 06, 2017, 12:54:28 am
I doubt this will lead into any American live-action adaptations, considering Sony doesn't seem too interested in the Lupin the 3rd franchise.

But I do hope the only changes to Funimation are positive ones if this goes through. Given Tom Rothman loves to botch things up simply because he hates being proven wrong, I actually don't want Sony doing more than they have to.
Title: Re: May or may not affect Fujiko spin-off, so... [Sony buying out FUNimation?]
Post by: Reed on May 06, 2017, 01:07:03 am
Details here (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-05-04/bloomberg-sony-pictures-weighs-bidding-on-funimation-entertainment/.115703). You never know. If the rights to that live-action Lupin lapsed, we could see the Big S trying to do a live-action film of Fujiko, instead.

This is a pretty big reach, Daniel.

This is definitely news but it has almost nothing to do with Lupin. I am locking the thread. (I was going to move it to "Etc." but that's apparently a read-only forum for most of you so it would be the same thing as locking it anyway.)