3 , 2000
Tip by = PSM Final Fantasy Gamer
Movie Tip = The voice recording for this movie is currently being
done in Los-Angles and is under the helm of Jack Fletcher, who
worked on "Kiki's Delivery Service" and "Black Mask". The animation
is is under the direction of, the president of the Honolulu office,
Hironobu Sakaguchi. The story creation was by him as well, with
the help of writer Al Reinert. Some of his credits are "Apollo
13; The HBO Special", "From the Earth to the Moon", and "For All
Mankind" ("For All Mankind" was about the Apollo missions). Some
believe this movie may have a lunar aspect due to Al Reinert,
since he writes so much on the moon. The script is by Jeff Vitntar,
who is also reported to be working on an "Iron Man" movie.
Tip by = setzer2000
Movie Tip = Final Fantasy will contain no character references,
like Squall, or any character names from any previous games, besides
professer Cid, who will be the voice talent of Donald Sutherland.
Also, there will be no chocobos, moogles or moombas or anything
of that matter. The main character is Gray, he rides a hoverbike
and causes havoc.
Tip by = Brandon
Movie Tip = Apart from an alien invasion, this movie's plot also
involves people finding a way to use human souls as a form of
Tip by = Jim aka Fantasy picture guru
Movie Tip = Lots of stuff here! The story for Final fantasy: the
movie was originally created by Hinrobu Sakaguchi, and then written
into screeplay form by he and Al Reinert (Apollo 13). However
the script was rewritten by Jeff Vintar (Iron Man) to it's current
form, which impressed quite a bit of people, including all of
the current voice actors. Speaking of voice actors, here's the
list of who they play (about time)
Aki - Ming Na Wen
Grey - Alec Baldwin
Dr. Sid - Donald Sutherland
General Hein - James Woods
Ryan - Ving Rhames
Neil - Steve Buscemi
Jane - Peri Gilpin
Grey, Ryan, Neil and Jane are all part of a special
combat unit known as Deep Eyes. Some additional characters will
be voiced by Dwight Schultz (Lt. Barclay on Star Trek: Next Generation).
All of this information, along with the huge amounts of video
you can find at the official site can give someone a fairly good
idea of some of the scenes (Deep Eyes lands on Earth and searches
around for something.) Also, I've heard that a major part of the
movie will be discovering the truth about what the "aliens" really
are. The officials at Sony were shown a 10 minute segment of the
movie and were blown away, to a point where there is already discussions
about Final Fantasy 2!!! It appears that this movie, Final Fantasy,
is going to change everything. Visuals, sound, voice talent, story...
it seems to have heaps of quality in each.
It is rumored (almost confirmed) that Aki Ross is
inficted with an alien parasite, and the other characters question
her loyalty to the human race. People who have seen the trailer
at the Yoshitaka Amano art tour says that she says "So you think
I'm a spy?", which proves that she could be working for the aliens.
Also, people have said that the aliens look a bit like the Protoss
from the PC game Starcraft. Another rumor is that Grey, Ryan,
Neil, and Jane, are all part of a special combat unit called Deep
Eyes. My guess is that they at one point go to earth and get into
some sort of battle, as seen from the videos from www.finalfantasy.com.
An awesome 53 second trailer is open at the following
20, 1998) “Fantasy Tipster” tells us that the Final Fantasy script
recently underwent major changes to strengthen the storyline,
which mainly takes place on Earth.
8, 1999) Animation Artist magazine has added an image (from the
Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper) at the top of the page that
shows the awesome realism of the character drawings. An article
in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin stated, in part, “The characters
are fully computer generated, nothing is scanned off a human.
They are developed from original graphic designs...For the last
19 months, Square USA has occupied the top floors of Harbor Court,
first renting two floors, then four, and now plans to rent two
more. The Honolulu studio, which specializes in film and game
production, employs 250 people -- 150 are working on the Final
Fantasy film. The studio is equipped with more than $10 million
in state-of the-art computer graphics equipment. Every desk top
has a Silicon Graphics Octane work station, the creme de la creme
for CG animators.”
1999) Here’s a couple of images from Final Fantasy: The Movie!
Our thanks to “Fantasy Picture Guru” for sending these our way.
1999) We’ve added a “Voice Talent” and “Crew Talent” section just
under the description (above) with voices from the movies. Our
thanks to the six alert readers who helped contribute to this
22, 1999) “The Accountant” reports that Final Fantasy: The Movie
is costing $75 million to make. Animation Artist magazine has
confirmed figures close to that amount.
1999) “Fantasy Picture Guru” speaks of some futuristic laser battle
sequences and mortorcycle chases appearing in the film.
1999) Here’s an interesting note from “Fantasy Thoughts”: “Since
this film is based on the popular video games in Japan, there
has been an argument wheter or not we will recieve the film first.
However, since this film has an English based cast, Japan will
have to settle for the dubbed version. Now this is a first!” (July
27, 1999) “Fantasy Picture Guru” has come through again with another
picture that could be a preparation for battle.
2, 2000) “I just thought a little comparison was in order. Here
is a screen shot of the characters in the original final fantasy
game. Keep in mind it was created around the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment
System (NES). If compared to the new movie screen shots, one can
better appreciate the advance in computer graphics over the last
12 years.” - JM
19, 2000) The official Final Fantasy movie website opened months
ago and the mini trailers get replaced each week and month...
an archive of these can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/~d9717001/main/fun/ffmt.htm
19, 2000) “Word has it that Ming Na is the main character (only
a rumor)” ~DragonLord
Tip by = Liberi F.
Movie Tip = If you ever see this movie in full, be sure to attempt
to recognize some of the scenery, because from what I saw in a
preview that they are actually situated on the final Fantasy VII
world.( There are a few places that you should remember, like
midger when it's covered with foilidge.)
Tip by = Fantasizer
Movie Tip =According to Entertainment Weekly magazine, Donald
Sutherland will be playing the voice of Dr. Cid.”.
Tip by = Strider
Movie Tip = Alec Baldwin, voice of 'Grey', Ming-Na Wen, voice
of 'Aki', Ving Rhames, voince of 'Ryan', Steve Buscemi, voice
of 'Neil', Donald Sutherland, voice of 'Dr. Sid'.