Final Fantasy fans may be excited to learn that a mission to create a Final Fantasy VII web series is in the works. Using Kickstarter, Shinra Productions LLC hopes to earn their goal of $400,000 in order to create the first season of Final Fantasy VII, which will contain 5-6 episodes lasting about 15-20 minutes each and continue until the plate scene in Midgar. And it seems their status with Square Enix is pretty solid.
“The team is very familiar with how Square Enix has dealt with fan projects in the past and has taken every step to avoid becoming a statistic. Several steps have been taken so far to give us the best possible chance of success.
“We have sent several letters and emails to many departments of SE which we know have been received and read. Square’s general legal counsel has been aware of this project for many months.
“We have engaged in persistent dialog with the manage of SE online, who assured us that both the North American and European divisions were supportive of our efforts.
“We have had the series trailer actually appear on the SE website.
“We have acquired the music rights via a surrogate agency that gives us licensing permission with specific legal caveats.”
The crew contains over a hundred professionals which have experience on movies like Harry Potter, The Green Lantern, Kick-Ass, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Mortal Kombat, and more, and the concept trailer looks pretty amazing. While some fans are irritated that Final Fantasy VII is being “milked” once again, I’m pretty interested to see how a web series would work, and if it could possibly ignite the possibility of introducing live action to some of the other games… Final Fantasy VIII anyone?
Check out the Kickstarter page for more info, and if you’re interested to see some live Cloud action, make sure you donate for some pretty sweet rewards.