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Hughes Brothers Revive Akira Live Action Movie Project

by dtshyk
Jun 22, 2010 5:05 PM | 40 Comments
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.

Source: Mainichi
Previous topic: Warner's Live Action Movie of Akira Halted

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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. ;)

Mar 24, 2011 10:27 AM by Queen_Stars

oh come on

Mar 23, 2011 5:56 AM by Mr_Gutts

"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."

Feb 18, 2011 5:15 AM by bergil

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

Dec 19, 2010 1:24 PM by TrueUchiha

animejnkie said:
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.

Nov 6, 2010 7:40 PM by bergil

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/

Nov 6, 2010 5:27 PM by animejnkie

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


^These

Sep 15, 2010 6:17 AM by Aozure

I don;t want so see a PG-13 rating on that. Akira has way to many things to go against that.

Jun 30, 2010 8:13 AM by Rogna

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.

Jun 29, 2010 6:20 AM by 711

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.

Jun 24, 2010 1:54 AM by Jigero

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?

Jun 23, 2010 7:11 PM by robfoster

Jun 23, 2010 6:35 PM by kirby

i still need to watch the original akira, have it on vhs (although im assuming the dub is pretty bad)

Jun 23, 2010 1:14 PM by kana-tan

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..

Jun 23, 2010 12:03 PM by Pullman

Let's be honest everyone, it can't be as bad as the Cowboy Bebop movie coming out lol XD

Jun 23, 2010 11:04 AM by 020303

lol Seems like the Cry Babies and the trolls are going to come out full force on this one.
Complaining about something that can be easily avoided. ^_^

Jun 23, 2010 10:04 AM by Angra-Mainyu

hell yeah

Jun 23, 2010 7:35 AM by Mr_Gutts

Dragoball Evolution sucked so how is this gonna be any better? Although I have yet to see the live Blood+ movie.

Jun 23, 2010 6:09 AM by TerrorH3ctor

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...

Jun 23, 2010 5:22 AM by Pheefa

i have great doubts about this and i think this live action movie adaptation will fail

Jun 23, 2010 5:22 AM by j0x

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