Alan Smithee

Akira Live-Action Plot Spoiled!

Technically if you’ve read the manga or watched the anime then it’s already spoiled for you, but a recent casting call in Vancouver has leaked just about the entire damn movie including who’s playing what. Warning, if you care at all about spoilers, don’t read on.

 James Helsby

Akira just got a much much much better chance for success

Akira just got a much much much better chance for success

Perhaps the best bit of news I have heard about Akira thus far. There is speculation abound that none other than Gary Oldman might sign on for the role of the Colonel. This is most definately good news.

 Alan Smithee

Chronicle – Trailer

Chronicle – Trailer

Found footage movies have become akin to first person shooters in videogames. This one though, looks pretty damn interesting.

 Alan Smithee

Garrett Hedlund for Kaneda in Akira?

Did you see Tron: Legacy? Yeah, Sam Flynn might just be the Kaneda we’ve been waiting for.

 Alan Smithee

Jaume Collet-Serra to Helm Akira?

Jaume Collet-Serra to Helm Akira?

Just when we thought that the live-action version of the anime classic was dead, a new challenger appears.

 Ryan Thomason

New Akira Reboot News Makes Me Optimistic

New Akira Reboot News Makes Me Optimistic

Wait, Akria might actually be good? You can take it that way when you look at the street cred of the writers.

 James Helsby

Take it or leave it, Akira live action just lost its director

Take it or leave it, Akira live action just lost its director

Albert Hughes, director for From Hell and Book of Eli (as one half of the Hughes Brothers) has stepped down from the director role for the Warner Brother’s production of Akira. We can all breathe a little easier.

 Alan Smithee

Things Don’t Look Good for Akira Remake

Things Don’t Look Good for Akira Remake

I know that we tend to avoid that ‘hive-mind’ mentality when it comes to movies and anime here at WPR, but I’m certain that we’re in perfect harmony here in our thinking of Akira (the manga and anime) does not need to be made into a live-action movie for American release.

 Alan Smithee

Morning Cup o’ Music

Morning Cup o’ Music

I’m going to culture the hell out of you today.

 Ryan Thomason

Your Horrible Akira Reboot Casting Mumors Of the Day

Your Horrible Akira Reboot Casting Mumors Of the Day

Alright all you fanboys, set your teeth to gnash, cause you’re about to get ever more upset about the rumors coming out of this remake of the classic Akira.

 James Helsby

Live-action Akira remake gets a known screen writer

Live-action Akira remake gets a known screen writer

Perhaps it’s good news, but most likely it isn’t. Warner Brothers has found a screen writer to take on the awesome responsibilities of turning Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyber-punk manga series ‘Akira’ (published between 1982 – 1990) and adapted into one of the most iconic Anime films ever made, in 1988). Steve Kloves, is probably most known […]

 Alan Smithee

Is James Franco Our New Kaneda?

Is James Franco Our New Kaneda?

All hopes for the live action version of Akira and that should include whatever hopes that I had at all for a real life version of an anime, have pretty much been thrown right out of the window.

 Alan Smithee

Akira Live Action Film Gets Direction

Akira Live Action Film Gets Direction

I’m not entirely sure why Akira needs a live action movie made by Hollywood, the manga and 1982 animated film were quite enough to satisfy me. But at least they’re attaching some cool names to this project.

 

Live Action Akira Movie Still Coming

Live Action Akira Movie Still Coming

If you didn’t already know Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company, Appian Way have been trying for a little while now to bring an American remake of Katsuhiro Otomos classic anime, Akira to the big screen.  Various writers have worked on the script of the past couple of years with nobody ever permanently on the […]