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Wolfgang Petersen Talks Live-Action Paprika

In an interview with MTV Splash Page, director Wolfgang Petersen talked about his plans for the announced live-action adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel Paprika that Japanese director Satoshi Kon and Studio Madhouse turned into an amazing anime in 2006.
Petersen praises Kon’s adaptation and states that an yet unnamed author is currently working on the adaptation but a screenplay hasn’t been written yet. Unfortunately, he also mentions something that always leaves a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to Hollywood adaptations:

We open it up a little bit more so it’s more accessible for a wide audience, but it comes a little bit sort of “Matrix” feel. […] Not like Matrix but sort of the size of it all, the scope of it all. So that it becomes more of a film for a mainstream audience.

[via Quiet Earth]