Interest More Live-Action Akira Film Storyboards Posted
posted on 2012-09-13 16:00 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Chris Weston, a storyboard artist who worked on the live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga, posted some of his storyboards for the planned film on Wednesday. These new storyboards feature Tetsuo and the cryogenic chamber. Chris Weston commented on the storyboards on his blog, noting that "hopefully they reveal just how much love we had for the source material and how faithful we were going to be to it."
Storyboard artist Jeffrey Errico previously posted storyboards for the opening title sequence of the film.
In January, the entertainment trade magazine Variety and the film news website Deadline both reported that Warner Bros.' adaptation of the manga is not finished, even though the film's pre-production has been shut down.
Variety had added in January that Warner Bros. wants the current script draft, which was written by David James Kelly, to be reworked.
Warner Bros. officially green-lit the film for production last October with director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan, House of Wax). When the project was originally announced in 2008, it was intended to be the directorial debut for Ireland's Ruairi Robinson. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, The Aviator) is producing through his Appian Way production company.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.
[Via Comic Book Movie]