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.

 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 […]