ADV Films has acquired the rights to produce a live action feature of Japanese animated TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion and has teamed with Lord Of The Rings effects producer Weta Workshop in New Zealand to create the visual effects. The film is a collaboration between ADV, Weta and Gainax.

ADV is a producer/distributor of Japanese animation in North America; Gainax Network Systems was one of the original production studios responsible for the TV series.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is the story of a reluctant young hero called upon to pilot an immense robotic weapon in battle against alien invaders. The film is in the earliest stages of development.