Sometimes when playing video games there are cutscenes that are just so amazing I wonder what a whole film created using the same stylings would look like.
Well that film might just be The Cup of Tears, a CGI Live action Hybrid film directed by Gary Shore.
Follows a scorned geisha who creates a magical cup made of tears that causes any man who drinks from it to fall into a permanent sleep. One night the cup is stolen, setting off a chain of events that threatens civil war amongst the clans. Taro, a gifted samurai, sets out to find the cup and one who can break the spell.
That was pretty awesome.
This was filmed on an ultra low budget using the new RED camera (Same camera John used for The Anniversary). Recently discussions about live action anime adaptations costing too much to meet the visual appeal of its source material. I think this is an option that certainly proves it is possible.
I look forward to checking that out really soon.