Rumor: Michael Bay Wants to Direct a Live-Action Evangelion?

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Neon Genesis EvangelionHere’s a rumor spreading around the internet that you may want to take with more than one grain of salt.

A Korean drama news site is reporting that Michael Bay told reporters that he would like to direct a live-action adaptation of Neon Genesis Evangelion:

According to the Tranformers News Center, Michael Bay was asked by journalists if he wants to direct any other franchises after his stint with Transformers and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Michael Bay then responded by saying “I don’t know if you are familiar with ‘Evangelion’ but that’s one movie that I want to direct”.

When asked if Michael Bay is working on the Neon Genesis Evangelion live action movie right now, he just smiled at the journalist who asked him that question.

The problem is they don’t provide a link to their source, and searching around Google for a “Transformers News Center” just brings you to car sites and back to their story. So as of right now this is likely bogus unless another source pipes up with confirmation that Bay actually said that.