Final Fantasy VII is perhaps the most beloved and certainly the highest selling title, from the Final Fantasy series of games. As well as the original game, there was the spin off Crisis Core and the CGI movie sequel, Advent Children, but now there looks set to be a live-action web series based around the original story.
This comes off the heels of the short, two minute trailer we saw last year. If you haven’t checked it out before, this is what it looked like:[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a60HnuOsBG4′]
Initially it was set to be a movie, but after budget and story concerns appeared, it was decided to turn it into a multi-season, multi-episode web series. It’s even been given the nod by the original creator of Final Fantasy VII, Hironobu Sakaguchi, who expressed his excitement about the potential of the series – the best bit about that being, that Square Enix is unlikely to get up in arms about the use of its IP.
And now there’s a Kickstarter for the whole thing. The team behind it, Shira Productions LLC, is asking for $400,000, with so far just over 70 people pledging around $3,000 so far, so there’s a fair way to go. The Quality of the work going into this though looks very high and with such a strong fan base, it seems likely that this one will make it as word spreads.
The budget might seem a lot for a web series, but there’s a 250 man team behind this and using the visual effects company behind some pretty big Hollywood movies – Team 2X.
KitGuru Says: I promised myself I wouldn’t kick in on any more projects for a while, I’m simply waiting on too much stuff, but you guys go right ahead. This looks pretty bad ass.