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What if Final Fantasy VII Was a Live-Action Web Series?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Now you can find out

No matter how much you love Final Fantasy VII, we’re guessing that you don’t love it quite as much as Italian director Gionata Medeot. Having produced the live-action trailer embedded below, the London-based media mogul has been recruited by North American upstart Shinra Productions to produce a full web series inspired by Square Enix’s popular PlayStation game.

Imaginatively dubbed Final Fantasy VII: The Web Series, the project aims to revisit all of the most memorable scenes from the PSone Classic, and make them available for free on YouTube. The firm’s already secured the rights to the music from the game, and has cast the roles of both Barret Wallace and Tifa Lockhart – but it needs your help.

If you’d like to see Midgar re-imagined in the real world, you can pledge your support to the series on Kickstarter. Shinra Productions is hoping to raise $400,000, which seems steep considering that its rewards are hampered by the project’s delivery method. At the time of writing it’s raised just over $3,000, so it’s going to need to pick up the pace pretty quickly.

Still, regardless of whether you back or not, make sure that you check out the proof of concept trailer that inspired the full project. We actually think that it’s pretty good, and wouldn’t mind watching the full series. It's going to have a real struggle garnering the required funds, though – and that's assuming that Square Enix doesn't step in with a cease and desist letter along the way.

[via kickstarter.com, vg247.com]

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User Comments (4)

SuperSilverback

#1

SuperSilverback said:

I would love this to be made. But if it was, hopefully they would make Cloud the badass he was in FF7 and not the depressing character he was made into in since. Looking At you Advent Children and Dissidia!

rjejr

#2

rjejr said:

I like hot chicks more than the next guy but shouldn't Aerith be closer to 12 than 21? I always saw her as more of a kid sister than a sex interest. Unless the guy is making this into a softcore Spartacus or Game of Thrones.

Makes me wonder why this hasn't been done before? Either as a film or a cable tv series. But with a real budget, that fake blood is worse than ketchup, it looks like $1 store halloween make-up.

Maybe Whedon can do it :-)

I know there are people who hate this b/c it's popular, and some people legitimately hate JRPGS, and it's just a videogame, but it had a good story, good characters - Sepiroth is the Darth Vader of videogames, even his music is badass, he really needed to be the final boss is PSASBR - and the story was long enough to make a movie trilogy or mini-series. In a Hollywood filled with remakes of the A-Team, Starsky and Hutch and 21 Jump Street how bad could this be? (OK it could be worse than Jar Jar Binks, but the potential is there.)

Heck, I'ld pay to see a film called "Cosmo Canyon" for the music and Red 13s story line alone.

SuperSilverback

#3

SuperSilverback said:

@rjejr FF7 came out when I was 7 in 1997. It was meant to be! Greatest game made in my opinion. Also, Cosmo Canyon is the greatest theme ever. And when Red's father cries when you make it through the cave. Dem feels, dem feels.

P.S......SEPHIROTH! Total badass

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