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According to Mainichi, Albert Hughes admitted to Japanese media that he and his brother are working on the storyboard and the plot of the live action movie of Akira. The Akira movie project has been repeatedly suffering from setbacks but it has made a substantial advance toward the realization.

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Good news; going to be badass
 
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To be honest, it would have been better off dead. Lets face it. It would be a miracle if this film actually turned out decent.

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Why bother? Haven't they been trying to make this movie for three years already. Just move on dammit.
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AidanAK47 said:
To be honest, it would have been better off dead. Lets face it. It would be a miracle if this film actually turned out decent.


This.


 
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Jun 22, 2010 5:33 PM

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Leave the masterpiece alone, will you?
 
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Jun 22, 2010 5:51 PM

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This movie gonna be awesome and have some trippy special effects!!!
 
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Jun 22, 2010 5:56 PM

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lol say what you will but if there is someone willing to shell out the money, it will be made. whether its good or bad, that will be to be seen.
 
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Hughes Brothers Revive Akira Live Action Movie Project

Why would you do that!?
 
Jun 22, 2010 6:24 PM
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eh, so they're making a crappy anime into a crappy movie... ill save my money for a movie worth my time
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Jun 22, 2010 6:32 PM

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It's gonna suck.

This hollywood directors really hate anime, they just want money.
 
Jun 22, 2010 6:59 PM

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I don't think it's gonna get off the ground out of Japan. It's a 22 year old anime flick that's still somewhat popular.




 
Jun 22, 2010 7:05 PM

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liveaction most of the time turns out to be bad,just leave a masterpiece like akira

 
Jun 22, 2010 7:11 PM

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Its an a grate news. I watch Akira since i was an Little kid. eksulu that is my first anime experience . I em sory dvp89 but hollywood asehols are the best for SciFi movies ;)
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Jun 22, 2010 9:43 PM

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Akira's right up hollywood's ally, so here's hoping it might actually turn out decent.
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Jun 22, 2010 9:45 PM

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kussooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The anime is about to be destroyed!!


I just hope they don't change the ending like they did with watchmen.

 
Jun 22, 2010 10:25 PM
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Its going to be PG-13, so its massive fail, and they wanted to make the plot really simple.
 
Jun 22, 2010 10:52 PM

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I want to see this get done. There is a slim chance that it could turn out good. If it does, great!
If it doesn't, throwing popcorn at the screen while watching a bad movie is fun too

 
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AidanAK47 said:
To be honest, it would have been better off dead. Lets face it. It would be a miracle if this film actually turned out decent.
 
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ugh FUCK NO why ruin more masterpieces and drag them down to shit im talking about adapted from anime/old movies (u know im talkin bout remakes of awesome movies like nightmare on elm)

but fuck i hope they crash and burn nothing more defeating then a collossal failure

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Jun 23, 2010 2:06 AM

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The Hughes brothers? Really? They haven't really done a lot of films. What I've seen from them has ranged from okay/mediocre to somewhat bad (to be fair I haven't seen the Book of Eli yet though).

Can they really handle Akira?
 
Jun 23, 2010 5:22 AM
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i have great doubts about this and i think this live action movie adaptation will fail
 
Jun 23, 2010 5:22 AM

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I didn't even like the anime that much. But I can see it being absolutely ruined now...
What's this obsession with re-makes and sequels? Please, come up with some original ideas...
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Jun 23, 2010 6:09 AM
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Dragoball Evolution sucked so how is this gonna be any better? Although I have yet to see the live Blood+ movie.
 
Jun 23, 2010 7:35 AM

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hell yeah
 
Jun 23, 2010 10:04 AM
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lol Seems like the Cry Babies and the trolls are going to come out full force on this one.
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Jun 23, 2010 11:04 AM

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Let's be honest everyone, it can't be as bad as the Cowboy Bebop movie coming out lol XD
 
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Well, I see a bit more of a chance for this to turn out decent than most other anime realizations so far. But that's just about potential..


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i still need to watch the original akira, have it on vhs (although im assuming the dub is pretty bad)
 
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Why is everyone just saying no? Sure, Hollywood doesn't exactly have the best track record for adapting books, comics and television shows, but those sometimes turn out great. But, there's been a lot of recent comic book movies that have come out great recently, so why not just wait until it's out? If it sucks, fine, but if it's good, won't you be glad you didn't have a pent up rage for the 3 years of its production?
 
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nmanguy said:
Why is everyone just saying no? Sure, Hollywood doesn't exactly have the best track record for adapting books, comics and television shows, but those sometimes turn out great. But, there's been a lot of recent comic book movies that have come out great recently, so why not just wait until it's out? If it sucks, fine, but if it's good, won't you be glad you didn't have a pent up rage for the 3 years of its production?


Basically due to the simple fact that every anime adaptation done by hollywood fails. Sure comic books come out good "some times" but all that tells us is that comics some times work, anime has never worked so far.
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I am not here to say Hollywood past record is any indication that this might turn out good, but from what I saw on the anime the world building aspect of the title is pretty strong, and even if Hollywood as a whole fails miserably more often than not when trying to develop character centric plots, they ARE really REALLY good when creating engaging worlds with stunning visuals.

I am not saying this was ALL that Akira had going for it, but being a big part of the original, and knowing that with a little effort they can make something good, I would rather remain optimistic instead of mindless bashing them for even trying.

This stance some of you seem to share of "if it's not Japanese it sucks" should be looked trough... I am all for anime popularization worldwide, and going trough Hollywood adaptations is kinda a pre-requisite for such a feat, so any attempt (even the terrible ones) are a good indication of it going that way and I will always be optimistic about the possibilities, rather than depressed out of my own pre conceptions.
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I don;t want so see a PG-13 rating on that. Akira has way to many things to go against that.
 
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Touka said:
Why bother? Haven't they been trying to make this movie for three years already. Just move on dammit.

Kanra_ said:
ugh FUCK NO why ruin more masterpieces and drag them down to shit im talking about adapted from anime/old movies (u know im talkin bout remakes of awesome movies like nightmare on elm)

but fuck i hope they crash and burn nothing more defeating then a collossal failure


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LOLOLOL to all those that said give Hollywood a chance with this check dis:

Zac Efron has been cast as kaneda.

That's right High School Musical star Zac Efron. For all the supporter I hope your happy with yourselves.

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/11/07/akira-hollywood-rape-zac-efron-cast-as-kaneda/
 
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LOLOLOL to all those that said give Hollywood a chance with this check dis:

Zac Efron has been cast as kaneda.

That's right High School Musical star Zac Efron. For all the supporter I hope your happy with yourselves.

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/11/07/akira-hollywood-rape-zac-efron-cast-as-kaneda/


If you'd actually bothered to read the link you'd see it's just a rumour.
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renjikuchiki1 said:
eh, so they're making a crappy anime into a crappy movie... ill save my money for a movie worth my time


um first of all noob, its not an anime, its a movie

seeing as how you dont know this it means you never watched it and you should keep your mouth shut otherwise ima have to trash you and your stupid anime favorites, like naruto

get it through your head, naruto was a failure only the manga is good the anime just sucks and is basically 50% fillers if not more
 
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"The producers of the planned live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira science-fiction manga have hired Steve Kloves to polish the latest draft of the scripts. Kloves wrote the screenplays for all of the films based of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels except the fifth one. He also wrote the Wonder Boys film, and he wrote and directed The Fabulous Baker Boys film.

Albert Hughes (Menace II Society, From Hell, The Book of Eli) is attached to direct the project for Warner Brothers. The project's cast and release date have not been established yet."
 
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oh come on
 
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So many great stuff have been disgraced by people throwing their cash around and making live action films, even remakes of classic film fall into the same segment, yet on the plus side, a lousy adaptation really makes you appreciate the original a lot more.

Still, I'm hoping this turns out OK and rakes in a new audience.
Yet personally, I would rather an Akira anime, covering each volume of the manga. There aren't many. ;)

 
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