While Akira fans wait patiently for Hollywood's movers and shakers to get their heads out of their collective butts and make the American version of the story (production was shut down for the fourth time in January 2012), a fan has created a trailer for the film. Dig it!
Inflated budgets seem to be Hollywood's latest serial killer as the giant green beast known as the almighty dollar sign has claimed yet another production ... stopping it dead in its tracks.
Remember our last story when I said nothing stays quiet on the interwebs for long? Here's another fine example for you! The synopsis for Jaume Collet-Serra's big screen adaptation of Akira has leaked online (that sounds so ... nasty), and it bodes really well for fans because it's as faithful as can be.
More could-be casting news coming in for Warner Brothers' big screen adaptation of Akira... apparently Gary Oldman is now out of the picture, and an offer is out for another gristly tough guy to take on what would have been his role.
More possible Akira casting news coming in from the good folks over at The Hollywood Reporter... With Garret Hedlund playing Kaneda, the gang leader, and an offer out to Kristen Stewart to play Ky Reed, a woman who is part of an underground movement to expose the government for turning orphans into living weapons (she also may possess some abilities herself), the big question is who will play Tetsuo, the young man whose latent powers will release the powerful being known as Akira.
You can add another name to the list of those circling a role in Jaume Collet-Serra's upcoming live-action adaptation of Akira. Oh, Bella. My how you've grown! Read on for the details.
With the news that Warner Bros. has given the live action version of Akira the green light, all sorts of casting rumors, etc., have begun swirling about. First up to the plate ...
Finally after months of talks Warner Brothers has given the long talked about live action adaptation of Akira the go ahead. Even better? Cooler heads have prevailed, and the hunt is still on for an actor to take the role. Sorry, Keanu.
Finally after months of searching a director has been found to helm Warner Bros.' big screen adaptation of the Japanese mega-hit Akira. So who's at the helm? We're pretty damned happy with the choice!
Man, the Akira adaptation can't seem to catch a break. After losing a string of actors in quick succession for parts in the film, now its director is hitting the highway as well. Yep, director Albert Hughes has departed the project.
Know that famous scene in The Matrix in which Keanu Reeves as Neo bends backwards while bullets fly by him in slow motion? That's kind of how we feel about him passing on a role in the big screen adaptation of Akira. Talk about dodging a bullet!
We're not sure what has happened to Keanu Reeves. He's not exactly the worst actor out there, but his last few performances have been painfully lifeless and one-note. Which is why today's announcement just boggles our minds.
Wondering who Warner Brothers has in mind to play Kanada and Tetsuo in the upcoming live action telling of Akira with Legendary Pictures? The shortlist of possibilities has been revealed.
While the jury is still out on how well a big screen American adaptation of Akria will fare, we have to admit Warner Brothers is off to a good start in terms of picking a writer to add some shine to the epic-sized job.
Man, James Franco has come a long way since "Freaks and Geeks". After nabbing the Oscar nod, it seems that everyone is in a mad dash to get the thesp to sign on to their flicks. Case in point: the live action adaptation of Akira.