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. Takei and other AKIRA fans' pronounced unhappiness with the studio and producer Leonardo DiCaprio's plans to cast the film with no
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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. The jacket and an alternate black version
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. Variety reports the film, produced by Warn
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. Director Albert Hughes walked away from the project in May, shortly after George Takei popularized bitter fan sentiment about controversial casting rumors, and now c
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. Akira is incredibly detailed, sprawling, funny, violent, and wonderful. It's everything the movie was meant to be, and considering how well th
A live-action "Akira" film is on the way courtesy of director Albert Hughes ("From Hell," "The Book of Eli") and newly hired screenwriter Albert Torres. According to producer Andrew Lanzar, the first film will cover the first three of Katsuhiro Otomo's "Akira" manga volumes, with a hopeful sequel set to cover the next three volumes