Dirty Pair Go Hollywood

Here's one for anybody cuddling up to a dakimakura body pillow tonight.*

Created by Haruka Takachiho, Dirty Pair is smash hit series of novels, manga and anime which revolve around Kei and Yuri, an overly dynamic duo of reckless, often scantily clad operatives from the World Welfare Work Assocation. It's their job to "consult" on "trouble", which usually means they chase down a nefarious criminal by any means necessary, and destroy entire neighbourhoods in the process.

Kei and Yuri like it when they get called Lovely Angels, but they've also picked up another nickname, The Dirty Pair, and they aren't too pleased about that one.

I think Dirty Pair is just screaming out for an expensive Hollywood adaptation. Not sure why one has yet to manifest, but we could be on the verge of the inevitable.

According to tattle on the tracking boards tonight, a new US attempt to make a Dirty Pair picture is underway. There's a fresh script by Dan Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin, the writers of Heartstopper, a well-liked screenplay that's actually a serial killer thriller but comes disguised as a rom com. Their Dirty Pair is doing the rounds right at this minute, looking for funding.

On board as a producer and potential director is Masi Oka, the sometime ILM special effects technician turned actor, much loved for his role in Heroes. If he does direct, it will be his debut.

We're keeping our ear to the ground on this one, but if a sale occurs, then expect to see a trade break in the coming days or weeks.

*I know, I'm stereotyping. I blame Tina Fey.