'Akira' Remake Resurrected, Jaume Collet-Serra May Return to Direct

by Damon Houx August 1, 2013 @ 7:31 PM
Rodolfo Damaggio
The last we heard about the attempted remake of 'Akira' was that the film stalled out in development, with Jaume Collet-Serra leaving the project because of budget disputes, and with Garret Hedlund attached to star, but things have mostly been quiet for the last year. Well, the project is back on and Collet-Serra is in talks to return to the director's chair.

What the 'Akira' Movie Would Have Looked Like

by Eric Walkuski September 17, 2012 @ 9:54 AM
Chris Weston
Comic artist Chris Weston recently took to his blog to post almost a dozen storyboards that he drew up for the live-action 'Akira' adaptation back when Albert Hughes was attached to direct and Kristen Stewart set to star. Weston and Hughes, having worked together on 'Book of Eli,' obviously had a grandiose and faithful vision for 'Akira'; the storyboards are incredibly detailed, and if Hughes' had nailed these, it's entirely possible that we would have received the best possible film version of the classic sci-fi anime.

Would Be 'Akira' Actor Explains Why Movie Didn't Work

by George Roush March 28, 2012 @ 6:38 PM
'Akira' has been one of those Hollywood projects that has been languishing in development hell for quite some time now. The project has been greenlit and stalled so many times that Vegas has now starting taking odds on whether or not the project will ever get off the ground. Actor Toby Kebbell, once in talks to star in the film as Tetsuo, recently shed some light as what he thinks are the reasons for these delays.

What Would the Live-Action 'Akira' Film Have Looked Like?

by Melissa Molina March 22, 2012 @ 11:55 AM
'Akira,' the one Japanese movie property that Hollywood has been trying so hard to get ahold of but fans constantly shudder at the thought of. Once upon a time a filmmaker by the name of Ruairi Robinson teamed up with wonderful concept artist Sylvain Despretz and began to form his vision for a live-action 'Akira' through a small series of illustrations. Unfortunately both himself and the project parted ways from each other and his vision on 'Akira' lost, that is until today.