Akira is quintessential viewing as fuck. So, does it need a re-adaptation? No! Am I interested? Yup! Let’s see where this shit goes. As well, the classic is getting a 4K remaster.
Taika Waititi is making Akira, folks. It was rumored, and now it’s confirmed with a release date. Anyone else? I’d be somewhere between skeptical and apathetic. But, Taika? Hell yes.
The Live-Action ‘Akira’ is moving forward with Taika Waititi fucking directing. Now you got my attention!
My word. How do you get me to give a shit about, nay, dare I say it, have faith in a live-action Akira? You get Taika Waitit to direct the movie.
Akira is the adaptation that will simply never die. Warner Bros. simply won’t let it! Now the company is eyeballing Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond, Furious Franchise) to shepherd the anime into Hollywood live action.
Christopher Nolan is going to be producing an Akira trilogy. Maybe! And this is great news for an Akira adaptation! Until you remember that Christopher Nolan produced Man of Steel.
Thought the Akira live-action movie was dead, did you?! Well, I can’t blame you. The status of this fucking alive-dead-alive project changes with the seasons. So, just as summer is arriving here in the Northern Hemisphere, the status of Akira Live Action Fun Time has switched from “dead” to not just “alive”, but “alive” with current hot showrunner guy. This is dope.
The upcoming Anime compilation Short Peace, featuring several directors- chief among them being Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo – is getting a video game spin-off/episode led by gaming’s favourite madman, Suda 51.
Shinji Tejima is a wild dude, dreaming the dreams of rock stars. The good man has spent what would be over $120,00 in American bucks to build a replica of the motorcycle seen in Akira. Now that this monument to a pop cultural icon is done, he’s riding this futuro-steed across Japan in the name of the charity. Dude is ballin’ hard.