Akira

Jordan Peele Won’t Direct the Live-Action ‘Akira’
Ever in search of the Next Big Thing™, Hollywood thought it had found it: Live-action adaptations of classic anime. These cartoons have a decidcated hardcore audience, tons of built-in name recognition, and the sorts of exciting visuals that lend themselves to massively budgeted CGI spectacle…
'Akira' Live-Action Movie Gets Up and Running Again
A live-action, big screen adaptation of classic Japanese anime Akira has been in the works since 2008, when Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and producer Andrew Lazar acquired the rights to the project. Several starts and stops ensued, with several writers and directors attached and many actors…
What the ‘Akira’ Movie Would Have Looked Like
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…

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