There have been many animated movies over the years, which have been adapted into live action films and it seems that we just might be getting another one. A rumour has emerged, claiming that the epic Japanese animated action movie Steamboy is being touted as a potential live action movie.
Steamboy was one of the most expensive Japanese animated movies to ever be made, taking a staggering 10 years to make, with over 180,000 drawings and 440 CG cuts. The film went on to become a huge success and now looks like becoming the latest live action movie.
For those of you unfamiliar with Steamboy, it centres on a boy called Rei who "is a young inventor living in the U.K. in the middle of the 19th century. Shortly before the first ever World Expo, a marvelous invention called the 'Steam Ball', behind which a menacing power is hidden, arrives at his door from his grandfather Roid in the U.S. Meanwhile the nefarious Ohara Foundation has sent men to acquire the Steam Ball so that they can use its power towards their own illicit ends."
The English version of Steamboy boasted some big names, including Anna Paquin, Alfred Molina, Patrick Stewart and Kari Wahlgren. It is unclear whether any of these stars will actually be cast in the live action version of Steamboy but we hope that the project will come to fruition.