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It has been years since the cult classic has been in the big time. Now we are getting a 90 million dollar live action version of it! Warner Bros. Might want to put in a little more into it. But you never know how one of these movies are going to do.

*edit

Movie put on hold again.

http://www.g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/blog/post/719678/akira-film-put-on-holdagain/

 

AKIRA Greenlit - Garrett Hedlund In Talks For Kaneda

Published at:  Oct 20, 2011 6:14:41 AM CDT

Nordling here.

Interesting that this happens after the CHRONICLE trailer debuts; I got a real AKIRA vibe from some of the scenes in that trailer.  Now Warner Brothers,according to Variety, has decided to go ahead with the $90 million production, with possibly Garrett Hedlund as the frontrunner for Kaneda.  Jaume Collet-Serra (UNKNOWN, ORPHAN) will direct.

I still don't think $90 million is enough for any live-action adaptation of this story - has Warner Brothers even seen the last 45 minutes of the animated film?  It outdoes Michael Bay in scale, and the film was made almost 25 years ago - and it's possible the budget has increased since the last reports.  Garrett Hedlund as Kaneda definitely seems like they're casting older than the original film's characters.  I'm certain those names will be changed too.  I can't imagine Kaneda and Tetsuo will work if the film goes to a Western setting.

If I'm sounding pessimistic, I'm trying not to be.  It's very possible that with today's advances in special effects that WB can bring this in with a reduced budget, and that Collet-Serra can make a compelling film with the material.  I'm very curious to see who they cast as Tetsuo, or the Colonel.  Filming will start Spring, 2012.

 

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ACtually I will probably see this in the theater. I cannot imagine it being too bad. I am kind of excited for this now!



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I can't see this being good at all, the only western Anime adaptation I have any faith in is James Cameron's Battle Angel Alita project and even that could go bad and won't happen for 5 years at the current rate.



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zarx said:

I can't see this being good at all, the only western Anime adaptation I have any faith in is James Cameron's Battle Angel Alita project and even that could go bad and won't happen for 5 years at the current rate.

We can only hope that they have some good advisers on board. Did you see Dragonball Evolution?



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spurgeonryan said:
zarx said:

I can't see this being good at all, the only western Anime adaptation I have any faith in is James Cameron's Battle Angel Alita project and even that could go bad and won't happen for 5 years at the current rate.

We can only hope that they have some good advisers on board. Did you see Dragonball Evolution?


What is dragonball evolution? 



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zarx said:
spurgeonryan said:
zarx said:

I can't see this being good at all, the only western Anime adaptation I have any faith in is James Cameron's Battle Angel Alita project and even that could go bad and won't happen for 5 years at the current rate.

We can only hope that they have some good advisers on board. Did you see Dragonball Evolution?


What is dragonball evolution

the destruction of my good childhood memories of dragon ball. and i only watched the trailers!!!!

i really hope hollywood stays away from evangelion!



jonager said:
zarx said:
spurgeonryan said:
zarx said:

I can't see this being good at all, the only western Anime adaptation I have any faith in is James Cameron's Battle Angel Alita project and even that could go bad and won't happen for 5 years at the current rate.

We can only hope that they have some good advisers on board. Did you see Dragonball Evolution?


What is dragonball evolution

the destruction of my good childhood memories of dragon ball. and i only watched the trailers!!!!

i really hope hollywood stays away from evangelion!

The movie was not that bad. But it was nothing great either. You should see it, it should not dissapoint too much.

 

 

 

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Why? I don't understand, it works perfectly as an animated cartoon. Are there no new stories left?



SvennoJ said:
Why? I don't understand, it works perfectly as an animated cartoon. Are there no new stories left?

Not sure if they were going to use a new story, just thought they would remake the original animated classic.



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This is not a good idea...

Oh wait, it's a remake. No one has their own ideas anymore.



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