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Warner Bros. pays a lot for something called All You Need Is Kill

04.05.2010
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Ever heard of a Japanese book called ALL YOU NEED IS KILL?

Even if you haven't, you'll probably see an adaptation of it in the not-too-distant future, since Warner Bros. slapped down a fat stack of cash for the honor of bringing Hiroshi Sakurazaka's tech-heavy tale to life.

The script comes from writer Dante Harper, who worked with the producers and rights-holders on making a finished draft rather than just taking the property around town and pitching it to various studios.

Warners paid seven figures for the spec, which much be in good shape to go -- Deadline says the deal has "an aggressive progress to production clause that will likely get the film before the cameras within 12 months".

The book blurb: There’s one thing worse than dying. It’s coming back to do it again and again…When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the Bitch of War. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji’s escape, or to his final death?

Harper also adapted the graphic novel BLACK HOLE for David Fincher and co-wrote the remake of THE WILD GEESE.

Extra Tidbit: And now I've got a modified version of the Beatles song stuck in my head.

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7:00PM on 04/06/2010

wow

another anime adaptation? can't wait for it
another anime adaptation? can't wait for it
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3:50PM on 04/06/2010
This sounds absolutely fantastic. I will be keeping my on on this project for sure.
This sounds absolutely fantastic. I will be keeping my on on this project for sure.
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8:17AM on 04/06/2010

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Me too. :)
Me too. :)
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2:34AM on 04/06/2010
Never heard of it, but sounds awesome. Now this kinda story would be awesome if they used Avatar filming tech
Never heard of it, but sounds awesome. Now this kinda story would be awesome if they used Avatar filming tech
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1:45AM on 04/06/2010
Sounds wicked cool...Groundhog Day meets Anime-Tech. Sweet.
Sounds wicked cool...Groundhog Day meets Anime-Tech. Sweet.
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