PermaGrin Films had the opportunity to collaborate with Rind-Raja Picture Company on creating a proof of concept for a live action version of Final Fantasy VII.
Roth Rind, the producer and director, released the following about his experience on the project.
“Final Fantasy VII was a phenomenon that not only spawned sequels and spin-offs and anime films, but also ignited the imagination of millions of kids around the world who were blown away the moment they pushed down the giant power button on the original PlayStation. I was one of those kids, and at that age FF7 was one of the main inspirations I wanted to become a film producer.
This is not just a proof of concept for the vision of FF7 that my crew and I share. It’s a slice of how I’ve imagined Final Fantasy VII since it inspired me in 1997 and a gesture of appreciation for the developers, artists, and of course Square Enix (Squaresoft) who made FF7 a labour of love. Nearly 20 years later, its a game that continues to inspire and with the remake on the horizon, will surely continue to do so for many years on.
Most importantly, this is an interpretation, not a translation. Final Fantasy VII: The Series is a proof of concept to show an alternative vision of a classic story and a love letter to of one of the greatest games of all time.”
To see more on how we achieved Rind’s vision, watch the behind-the-scenes below!