Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Reboot Announced | Shit Casual
Square Enix announces long-awaited reboot to Final Fantasy : Spirits Within.
Following their latest earnings call, CEO Phil Rogers expressed reinvigorating their movie business.
It should be no surprise that in the latest trend of ongoing film reboots, Square Enix would move forward with the Spirits Within.
Blurring the lines between reality and computer animation, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was the first feature-length motion picture that brings vivid photo-Realism to computer-generated, human characters.
Despite a box office slug of $85.1 million against their $137 million budget in 2001, Rogers remains hopeful that they won’t be making the same mistake twice.
Taking a page from the latest Final Fantasy VII episodic play-book, Rogers announces breaking the reboot into three different parts.
“The way we see it,” began Rogers, “if we had another budget of $137 million dollars, we can split the product into episodic forms.
There was a lot of information to absorb, such as how the phantoms got there, whatever happened in the middle, and what does Aki Ross do?
Who are the Spirits Within? Where were the black mages? Now we can go beyond the original story and introduce new elements that fans will be eager to see.”
While Hironobu Sakaguchi won’t be brought on as continuing director, Square Enix is hopeful that Testuya Nomura can step up to the plate as producer, designer, and director once he wraps up Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within currently holds a 44% on Rotten Tomatoes, citing that it looks kinda cool but kinda meh.
The film also stars Melinda May (Agents of SHIELD), Nucky Thompson (Boardwalk Empire), The Shadow, Jack Baur’s father, the cop from Dawn of the Dead (2004), and DC’s Owlman, James Woods.