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‘White Akira’ Pours One for America’s Dreaded Live Action Movie [Art]


Responding to Acting Auditions' plot synopsis for the live action Akira film on the way from Warner Bros., Curious Old Library's Chris Schweizer has illustrated his tongue-in-cheek excitement for a film that seems desperate to deviate from Katsuhiro Otomo's manga source material as much as possible...

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‘Akira’ Movie Update: Kaneda the Bartender and Actual Japanese Person Offered Role


As predicted by George Takei in April, Warner Bros. Pictures seems intent on making its live-action adaptation of AKIRA -- the seminal manga and anime by Katsuhiro Otomo -- as pointless as possible...

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Link Ink: Shredder Looks Pretty in Pink, New ThunderCats Figures and Fighting Animal Robots


Threads: Mondo shines a neon light on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's greatest foe.

Movies: Twilight/Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart has supposedly been offered the role of Kei in the live action Akira film from Warner Bros...

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Warner Bros. Officially Greenlights White ‘Akira’ As More White ‘Akira’ Films Propagate [Video]


Warner Bros. has officially "greenlit" production of AKIRA, the studio's long-in-development live-action adaptation of the classic manga and anime created by Katsuhiro Otomo. The studio announced in July that it had hired Unknown and House of Wax director Jaume Collet-Serra to replace Albert Hughes, who left the project amid fan outcry (led by the beloved Japanese-American actor George Takei) over alleged plans to cast the film with Caucasian actors, but production was delayed as Collet-Serra and producers worked to reduce the budget, which Variety reports was initially estimated at $100 million...

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$1,000 ‘AKIRA’ Jacket The Last Piece Of Clothing You Will Ever Need [Fashion]


Does it still count as cosplay if you spend nearly $1,000 on an official replica, or is that just looking really damn good? In any event, the object in question is one of the greatest accoutrements in all of science fiction and comics: the iconic red "capsule" jacket worn by Kaneda in AKIRA...

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Link Ink: Maria Hill Reports For Movie Duty On ‘The Avengers,’ Lightsaber Candle Sticks And Pajama Jean Grey


Movies: Actress Cobie Smulders reports for duty as Maria Hill on The Avengers set.

TV: AMC's The Walking Dead is coming to Netflix. For serious.

Events: Toys "R" Us will host a Batman: Arkham City event on October 17, with special guests Kevin Conroy, Jim Lee, and Sefton Hill on hand...

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Parting Shot: Dramatic ‘Akira’ Image Transformed into LEGO


Fans of the seminal anime and manga Akira -- or the time-honored internet tradition of transforming just about anything into Lego format -- may enjoy this Lego rendition by Flickr user SPARKART! of a classic shot from the Katsuhiro Otomo tale of cyberpunk, awesome bikes, and creepy psychic children...

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Nevermind, Live-Action ‘AKIRA’ Movie Still Happening with ‘Unknown’ Director


To quote Tetsuo: "Hrrngg... hrrngg..."

Just when it seemed that plans to produce a live-action American film based on AKIRA, the seminal and sacrosanct manga and anime created by Katsuhiro Otomo, had been scuttled in the name of good taste, it turns out the project is actually very much alive...

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‘AKIRA’ Live-Action Film Dead, Chris Weston’s Bike Redesign Lost to the Ages


UPDATE: Nevermind, Live-Action AKIRA Film Still Happening with 'Unknown' Director

In what is possibly the best comics-to-film news we'll report this year, the live-action American adaptation of AKIRA that pretty much everyone agreed was a terrible idea has apparently been shelved...

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Katsuhiro Otomo and the Perfect Panels of ‘Akira’


Like Moebius, Katsuhiro Otomo is a creator's creator. He's perhaps best known for the animated version of Akira, his beautiful feature film about the perils of power, but before it was a movie Akira was a manga, and Otomo's work on it is astounding...

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