Recently in our forum there’s been an ongoing discussion about the Wangan Midnight movie from back in the days of VHS. The story of the Devil Z has also been retold in anime and its original manga form. Now it appears that a new big screen version is in the works!
Here’s a trailer for the original version.
And here are some more stills from the upcoming movie.
After seeing the live action Initial D movie, we’re split on how well this might turn out. But, we’re still looking forward to footage of nighttime Tokyo expressway badassery.
Check out this Club4AG thread for more details.
[Club4AG via Speedhunters]
very cool but still not goin to be the same. from what i remember the original movies actually did it on the real wangan idk if they will or not in the new one
after further looking looks like this is real deal cant wait to see it. another movie u guys might wana look at is called special stage. its all bout a 4wd starion. u can buy the movie on ebay. heres the movie website http://specialstage.net/top.html
I know 😀 – http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog/2007/11/09/special-stage-on-silver-screen/
But unfortunately I haven’t seen it yet. Is it good?
I give this…..6 months before Hollywood decides to remake it with Zach Effron in the lead driving a c3 corvette.
Well, its been 11 years Dan and here we are.
wow, Antonio on speedhunters doesn’t read the original thread and jumps to conclusions and now you guys are reporting it too!
THERE IS NO NEW WANGAN MIDNIGHT MOVIE
to quote the club4ag thread:
“That’s just a random article out of a HK magazine following the Wangan hype. The photographer, Chester Ng always get hook ups to take pics of nice car. There’s no movie. It’s just a photoshoot.”
Dan, I wholeheartedly agree, and somehow they would accumulate 23 roundhouses, 6 flying helicopter kicks and 8 headbutts. As for this movie, it could suck royally but it has an S30 on film throughout so it will rule in my little world.
I am 100% with sr-fairladyz… if there’s an S30 tearing up the Wangan it must be good. But seriously I can’t wait to see it, I’ve been following the anime as much as possible even though it seems to take forever to get the english subs put up on youtube.. But Dan is right about hollywood though, I can see it now: “Midnight on the Freeway” the devil mustang vs. 16 hondas and somehow Vin Diesel will show up to save the day with transporter, gone in 60 secs., dukes of hazzard type stunts…
i havent seen special stage yet ben. i just saw it for sale on ebay. im broke right now due to buying xmas presents. once i get cash from xmas ill buying it. ill try to post a review on the forums once i watch it. !
Kurisu is right go check Chester Ng’s website I’ve been following his work for a long time it’s very good http://www.yushin.fotop.net
Correction: http://yushin.fotop.net/ – mod plz fix this