Patlabor TNG movie director's cut BD released yesterday
The anime characters' faces are hidden in the movie but you can see them in behind the scenes stuff.
They actually built a full-sized Gray Ghost prop
Well, I only guessed those because of the glasses and the slightly taller stature, respectively. Shinshi in particular looks too old and nothing like the anime one.
Noa, Asuma and Ota on the other hand are pretty close and I wouldn't mind them playing the characters as is in the live-action.
We just had another thread recently, also, unless someone actually subs the live action stuff, all that can be done is talking about the same things over and over and hoping new people can bring an fresh insight into old topics.
Don't confuse a cooling off downtime with the death of interest in a series.