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Troubleman245 wrote:

The anime is the cliff notes version of the manga. After his awakening in the Manga, Akira makes many appearances but in the Anime it's like here you see him and then you don't.

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Keanu Reeves in Running for Warner Bros.' Akira

www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ke...g-warner-bros-185872
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As much as I would love to see a live action adaptation of Akira, WB needs to pull the plug on this project. The suggested names being thrown around in the media does not make me optimistic. Not to mention that the whole thing is getting white-washed.
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Are they going to try passing Keanu off as a teenager or rewrite his part into an adult role?
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The asian guy from the Fast and Furious franchise would be a good cast. Prob for Kaneda.
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Keanu Reeves in Running for Warner Bros.' Akira

www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ke...g-warner-bros-185872

NO, NO, NO, NO....

I LIKE THE GUY BUT NO.


NO, NO, NO, NO...
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GOOD NEWS.

DID NOT LIKE A "WHOA" ON THE MOVIE


SOMETHING THAT LOOKS FAMILIAR AS WELL BY WB....

When asked to comment on the production shake-up, Warner Bros. released the following statement:

"Production on ‘Akira’ has not halted or been shut down, as the film has not yet been greenlit and is still very much in the development stage. The exploratory process is crucial to a project of this magnitude, and we will continue to sculpt our approach to making the best possible film."


TIME LIKE THESE I WONDER WHY THEY JUST DON'T GO ALONG WITH AN UP AND COMING ACTOR. USUALLY THE ONES WHO TURN DOWN GOOD MOVIES AND ARE PLAYED BY A A FRESH ACTOR, THE FRESH ACTOR BECOMES FAMOUS.
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GOOD NEWS FOLLOWED BY BAD NEWS....

Albert Hughes Exiting 'Akira' At Warner Bros

www.deadline.com/2011/05/albert-hughes-e...kira-at-warner-bros/

By MIKE FLEMING | Thursday May 26, 2011 @ 3:19pm EDT

EXCLUSIVE: The twists and turns on the Warner Bros adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s graphic novel Akira continue. Director Albert Hughes is exiting the movie, I’m told. Insiders say that it is an amicable creative differences parting of the ways. Warner Bros will try to put him on another movie right away (Hughes and his brother Allen directed the hit The Book of Eli, and WB topper Jeff Robinov is their former agent and is very close with them). Hughes is coming to Hollywood next week to take meetings with his WME reps and look at scripts, hoping to find his next movie at Warner Bros.

As for Akira, the intention of the studio is to keep the picture on a fast track, which means they will find a director quickly. The studio has been wrestling with the approach on the film for the past year. Last March, Warner Bros put together a short list of up-and-coming actors after getting a strong rewrite by Steve Kloves that set the film in a rebuilt New Manhattan, where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment. At the time, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy were given the script for the role of Tetsuo, and Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix were courted for Kaneda. The two leads were expected to come from that group of actors. Then, the studio had a change of heart and, given the budget, wanted to have an established box office star in the movie. That led to a flirtation with Keanu Reeves that ended recently.

Warner Bros is back to the other plan, and will likely go back to that list of actors in hopes of making the picture later this year or early next.

Andrew Lazar is producing with Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Akira has been one of Warner Bros' high-priority projects since the studio with Legendary Pictures acquired it for a seven-figure sum two years ago from manga publisher Kodansha. The intention has been to make two films, each covering three books in the series. Akira was first adapted for the screen in 1988.
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Warner Bros. taps 'Unknown' director for 'Akira'

Live-action tentpole moves forward with Jaume Collett-Serra
Posted: Thu., Jul. 14, 2011, 12:30pm PT
By Jeff Sneider

www.variety.com/article/VR1118039904?refCatId=13



Warner Bros. is moving ahead with its remake of "Akira" in a fiscally sensible way, tapping reliable Spanish helmer Jaume Collet-Serra ("Orphan," "Unknown") to direct a live-action version of the anime cult hit at a lower revised budget of $90 million.

WB acquired the potential tentpole project for a seven-figure sum from Japanese manga publisher Kodansha in 2008. Ruairi Robinson and Albert Hughes were previously attached to direct the adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel, but Hughes exited amicably in May over creative differences.

Gary Whitta was the first writer attached, while Albert Torres and the team of Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby also contributed drafts. Steve Kloves, WB's go-to scribe for its lucrative "Harry Potter" franchise, most recently polished Torres' draft.

Set in New Manhattan, the cyberpunk sci-fi epic follows the leader of a biker gang who must save his friend, discovered with potentially destructive psychokinetic abilities, from government medical experimentats.

Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing with Mad Chance's Andrew Lazar. Otomo, who wrote and directed the 1988 Japanese anime pic of the same name, will exec produce "Akira."

Collet-Serra has earned a reputation for delivering pics on time and on budget, and his box office performance has been rising with each effort: His feature directorial debut "House of Wax" took in $68 million worldwide in 2005, while 2009's "Orphan" grossed more than $76 million worldwide. Earlier this year, Liam Neeson starrer "Unknown" opened in the top spot and has grossed more than $130 million worldwide on a reported production budget of $30 million.

Helmer is also attached to direct WB's vampire pic "Harker," another Appian Way production.
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