Tetsuya Nomura, director of the upcoming movie sequel to the hit RPG Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, recently disclosed some interesting information on the Shinra section of the official Advent Children website. Now nearly 90 minutes in length, and looking to surpass this milestone before its completion, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is already considerably longer than was originally expected. Furthermore, despite the horrendous commercial failure of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Square Enix's last foray into the motion picture business, a theatrical release of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is indeed being contemplated. Before this announcement, Advent Children had been planned as a straight-to-DVD movie.
Another topic Nomura brought up was the PSP title Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, which he deemed, "...the kinda game that's gonna bring about some new sensation to the crowd. The story itself's the link which will encompass the whole of the compilation." When Nomura says "compilation," he of course means the so-called, "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII," which includes Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, the PS2 title Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus, PSP's Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, and Square Enix's cell phone game, Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis.
Of course, nothing about the theatrical debut of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children has been set in stone yet. Undoubtedly, Square Enix doesn't desire a repeat of the 3.6 billion Yen (29.8 million Dollars) loss that was Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Expect more information from RPGamer as it surfaces.