The live action Evangelion movie has been in development hell for many years. Check out some crazy WETA concept art that has made the rounds for about 10 years.
But recently a horrible revelation has come to light… Michael Bay has interest in directing a live action Neon Genesis Evangelion movie.
First off, how in the fuck does Bay even know what Neon Genesis Evangelion is? I mean, we are talking about a guy who stated in front of the entire attending congression of Botcon 2011 that he thought Transformers was just “some stupid kids’ toys” when he was asked to direct the first “Transformers” film. If anyone could royally mess up Evangelion, Bay is the one.
It’s seriously crossed the line. What’s next? Michael Bay’s “Macbeth”? Michael Bay presents a retelling of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds?” I just hope everyone roped into the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie feels our pain: the pain of Bayformers.
UPDATE: It has come to my attention that the original source of this news is no longer available, if it ever was. We’ll now chalk this up to total rumor and sleep a little better.