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Jun 15, 2009 7:28 AM

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According to Bloody-Disgusting.com, the live action movie of "Akira" was suffered a setback. Although the reason for the standstill of the project has not been revealed, they confirmed the news with two sources. Warner Bros. Pictures had been producing the film with Leonardo Dicaprio's movie production company Appian Way. Bloody-Disgusting.com reported that the director Ruairi Robinson has already quit the team.

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Jun 15, 2009 7:37 AM

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damn..out of money or they cant make it good enough.
 
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Jun 15, 2009 7:44 AM

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I hope this keeps up.

I don't want to see Hollywood take advantage of beloved anime franchises like they have done with remakes and comic book movies.
 
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Jun 15, 2009 7:52 AM

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Good.

The longer it takes to make the film the better. Stupid Hollywood studios making films for no good reason. They all want a slice of the anime pie.
 
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Wayero said:
I hope this keeps up.

I don't want to see Hollywood take advantage of beloved anime franchises like they have done with remakes and comic book movies.


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I am glad, Akira stunk in the first place and Neo-Mahattan sounded awful. Still Ninja Scrolls sounds decent.
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Jun 15, 2009 10:29 AM
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oh thnk god...akira was awful...i couldnt imagine how bad it would be live action
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Jun 15, 2009 11:01 AM

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Yus. Great news. Death to all these Live Action Movies.
Wanna make a good anime bad? Just make a Live Action Movie of it. Goddammit Hollywood! Cut the crap!
 
Jun 15, 2009 11:16 AM

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hopefully this is not just delaying the inevitable. I hate it when hollywood takes good anime and ruins it.
 
Jun 15, 2009 11:34 AM

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Y'know, Akira could honestly work in live action (I've had ideas on how to do work a live action version of the film for quite some time). DiCaprio's group was just going about it the wrong way.

And I'll agree with Mitamaking, DiCaprio's Ninja Scroll does have a lot of promise, so we'll see how that works out.
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Jun 15, 2009 11:46 AM
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What??? I'm shocked!!!
 
Jun 15, 2009 12:19 PM

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Wayero said:
I hope this keeps up.

I don't want to see Hollywood take advantage of beloved anime franchises like they have done with remakes and comic book movies.


And yet, there have been good remakes and very good comic book movies despite Hollywood taking advantage of their popularity.

I want there to be more live-action adaptations. Even if that means some of them are crap, I want them for those few good ones that will be made.
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Jun 15, 2009 12:39 PM

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GOOD! i dont want hollywood to make live action of akira.. i rather keep it in anime and manga..
 
Jun 15, 2009 2:00 PM
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Splitter said:


I want there to be more live-action adaptations. Even if that means some of them are crap, I want them for those few good ones that will be made.


I agree. And it's horribbly childish not to want a movie made just because, you like the franchise, or whatever.

The more people that find out about it the better, right? The original makers can get more money for their product, and by bringing anime out into the mainstream, more people can be aware of it.
 
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Splitter said:

I want there to be more live-action adaptations. Even if that means some of them are crap, I want them for those few good ones that will be made.


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superflat said:
Splitter said:

I want there to be more live-action adaptations. Even if that means some of them are crap, I want them for those few good ones that will be made.


thirded, animu elitists piss me off :roll:

they don't want their precious animu to go mainstream cuz then everyone's gonna realize its crap :>
 
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Heh they can post-pon it all they like. I'm glad they're thinking things over ALOT.

Definitly we don't want such a famous anime movie be as cheap looking as DBZ is appearing to be.

The one thing that is my MAIN concern is that they make Kaneda's motorcycle like the movie. Not just some dumb red Harley.

Another thing is keeping it like the plot-line, instead of DRASTICALLY changing it. I'm already having a feeling it's going to be just this gang movie and THAT'S IT.

I personally rather them not do it at all. If they're going to do a film with nothing in common of the orginal story-line
 
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Maybe they realized that making a live action 'representation' of Akira is still impossible even by today's standards.
 
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Wayero said:
I hope this keeps up.
 
Jun 15, 2009 3:31 PM

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God DOES exist. It took a shitload of money to make a few episodes of The Flash, imagine Akira.
 
Jun 15, 2009 4:19 PM

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Sweet news, maybe this franchise won't be sullied by hollywood after all. :D
 
Jun 15, 2009 4:25 PM

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well i would like to see a good live action movie of this but they seem to kill good animes when they make live action versions but the movie of blood the last vampire looks good


 
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VampShadow said:
Wayero said:
I hope this keeps up.

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Jun 15, 2009 7:56 PM

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Its a sign to stop making the movie...
 
Jun 15, 2009 8:11 PM
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better yet, they shouldn't have made into an anime into te first place...ugh
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Wayero said:
I hope this keeps up.

I don't want to see Hollywood take advantage of beloved anime franchises like they have done with remakes and comic book movies.


amen to that

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I'll drink to that.
 
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@RICEA42991:

If you get the chance to watch, there is a J-Drama called AKIHABARA@DEEP in which is all about otaku and in some episode they show a replica of Kaneda's bike. Pretty cool looking :D. If a tv drama can make a replica, I hope Hollywood can realize that they can too.

BTW, some of the live action anime adaptations are mediocre and blah. BUT there are some that are worth it. (Ie. Detroit Metal City.) It's just truly trial and error. AKIRA is something that Hollywood CAN do. Bikes chases, scientific research, giant blob Tetsuo. It's very doable.
 
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Uminokun said:
BTW, some of the live action anime adaptations are mediocre and blah. BUT there are some that are worth it. (Ie. Detroit Metal City.) It's just truly trial and error. AKIRA is something that Hollywood CAN do. Bikes chases, scientific research, giant blob Tetsuo. It's very doable.


... except the actual story , but because its hollywood they cover that up with special effects
 
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Hell, the anime adaptation of AKIRA didn't cover everything in the manga and was a decent, not the best, but decent.

This movie might be equally as decent as the anime version or slightly better or worse. It's silly to complain about something that hasn't even been fully created.
 
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superflat said:
Splitter said:

I want there to be more live-action adaptations. Even if that means some of them are crap, I want them for those few good ones that will be made.


thirded, animu elitists piss me off :roll:


Very much Fourth'd. I'd love to see more get made even if they're bad cause eventually we'll get some really great ones.
 
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I don't mind live action adaptations. almost half the jdrama/movies are based off manga.

But hollywood versions dont seem to be so bad either. If they pulled it off, i'd watch it. I mean, transformers was just awesome 8D. I haven't seen/read akira though. looks kinda boring imo. I'm sure hollywood would be able to make it awesome if they pulled it off :)
 
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Loverhina said:
Uminokun said:
BTW, some of the live action anime adaptations are mediocre and blah. BUT there are some that are worth it. (Ie. Detroit Metal City.) It's just truly trial and error. AKIRA is something that Hollywood CAN do. Bikes chases, scientific research, giant blob Tetsuo. It's very doable.


... except the actual story , but because its hollywood they cover that up with special effects


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Jun 17, 2009 9:57 AM

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Yeah hope this "movie" never comes out...
 
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Uminokun said:


BTW, some of the live action anime adaptations are mediocre and blah. BUT there are some that are worth it. (Ie. Detroit Metal City.)


Are you joking? The DMC live action movie was absolutely shit compared to the anime
 
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