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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:05 pm Reply with quote
So now it's official, huh? I wonder who they found to direct it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:20 pm Reply with quote
Alex Proyas!

.. I wish.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:23 pm Reply with quote
I'm actually starting to get interested in this.... Laughing .
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:30 pm Reply with quote
Please, make it stop.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:33 pm Reply with quote
I'm surprised. I wonder if they will cast Asians in at least some of the parts. It'll be awkward for it to be called Akira otherwise.

I'm a little pessimistic about how good of a film will be made, but I am at least confident that it will be better than Dragonball: Evolution, much a papercut is.

v1cious wrote:
So now it's official, huh? I wonder who they found to direct it.


John Waters.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:33 pm Reply with quote
Wow.... an an anime adaptation finally green lighted. That's like once in a blue moon. If they can make a good movie out of this, I would love to see good adaptations of move anime series.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:36 pm Reply with quote
Akira has a Japanese feel to it (not to mention its title) that will feel awkward if it takes place in America.

Why isn't Death Note greenlit yet? Death Note is a story that could take place in almost any city (Manhattan included), and it would still make perfect sense.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:39 pm Reply with quote
Sigh why can't they leave anime along all there going to do is fudge it up
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:42 pm Reply with quote
firedragon54738 wrote:
Sigh why can't they leave anime along all there going to do is fudge it up


They are leaving anime alone. The existence of this film will nto cause every copy of Akira to spontaneously disintegrate. It will merely cause the existence of another form of the story which anybody should be quite able to ignore.

People, especially those with niche interests, always seem to have trouble with the concept for some reason.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:52 pm Reply with quote
Harold and Kumar. Just make them the main characters, doesn't matter which ones.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:28 pm Reply with quote
the day this hits theaters is the day I'll probably wear out my DVD copy, no matter what their are going to be screw ups, as for how it'll compare to dragon ball evolution (and it's future squeal) is undecided until production actually starts
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:29 pm Reply with quote
Huh. The staff doesn't exactly inspire confidence.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:34 pm Reply with quote
No cast? If it's been green lit to start filming in Feb/March, there has to be a cast!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:40 pm Reply with quote
Tony K. wrote:
Alex Proyas!

.. I wish.
Even though I've loved only one of his films (it ain't hard to guess which), that is a perfect choice. Smile

However, it's actually someone named Jaume Collet-Serra whose work I am not familiar with.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:48 pm Reply with quote
Its doable, but they would have to jettison anything Japanese (already changed Tokyo to Manhattan) except for the title. A bunch of pasty faced white boys yelling "Tesuo!" and "Kaneda!" might not resonate with the Anglos. Instead we'll probably get people yelling "Smith!" and "Jones!" Laughing

But all the back and forth with getting this project started sure as heck doesn't inspire confidence. Hopefully it wont be 90 million down the drain and instead it will surprise us.
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