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mckg1



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:26 pm Reply with quote
They should, i think akira would be a great movie, if done right.
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xchampion



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:04 pm Reply with quote
This is great news. I just love the hughes brothers directing style and if you have seen the book of eli which was aawesome then you know that they can bring the right atmosphere to the akira movie. If warner brothers does end up going with the hughes brothers than i think it has a great chance of being good and being done right.
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Cyan Bloodbane



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:22 pm Reply with quote
As long as it doesn't end up like this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jafd97yJFOI

Really hope it stays in Japan for the story....
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:33 pm Reply with quote
BTW, I love that double-talk. "Real priority", but "not before the summer". Rolling Eyes
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:35 pm Reply with quote
Thank you for sharing that video. Laughing

Add: Almost as good as Saturday Morning Watchmen; I had forgotten how hilarious that was.
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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:41 pm Reply with quote
Oh gawd, I saw that vid awhile back.

Well, as long as it manages to happen. So long as it's done right.
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Mr. sickVisionz



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:47 pm Reply with quote
Positive: Hughes Brothers + Leo DiCapprio being attached

Negative: Iron Man writer being attached

Maybe that writer has crazy variety in his abilities but nothing about Iron Man makes me think he could do Akira. Not to say that he sucks, but I just don't his style meshing that well.
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whoisfriend



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:52 pm Reply with quote
Mr. sickVisionz wrote:
Positive: Hughes Brothers + Leo DiCapprio being attached

Negative: Iron Man writer being attached

Maybe that writer has crazy variety in his abilities but nothing about Iron Man makes me think he could do Akira. Not to say that he sucks, but I just don't his style meshing that well.


The same writer wrote the screenplay for Children of Men, one of the finest post-apocalyptic sci-fi films out there. There's no need to worry about that at all.
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hakojo



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:59 pm Reply with quote
who_is_friend wrote:
Children of Men, one of the finest post-apocalyptic sci-fi films out there.


If by 'finest' you mean 'patently ridiculous', then I agree wholeheartedly.

Otherwise....yeah, I'd be worried.
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ikillchicken



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:38 am Reply with quote
They're doing two movies? That's pretty cool. This is shaping up to be a pretty interesting project.
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daxomni



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:03 am Reply with quote
who_is_friend wrote:
The same writer wrote the screenplay for Children of Men, one of the finest post-apocalyptic sci-fi films out there. There's no need to worry about that at all.

Children of Men was really thought provoking, but I wouldn't say that there is no reason to worry. There are so many things that can go wrong between now and when the movie is finally released, assuming it even makes it that far. That being said, I'm actually really curious to see how this turns out. It's got a lot to live up to in my view, as the animated Akira movie is one of my all-time favorites.
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Dezakore



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:08 pm Reply with quote
I've never read the manga for Akira. But I have a feeling this actually could turn out very well, given the fact that their adapting the manga into two movies. It probably would turn out better than the animated feature (though, Im not getting my hopes up for it).
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kow626



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:52 pm Reply with quote
for those of you who've read that manga like myself, you'll realize the incredible amount of detail involved. if this movie is faithful, it won't be cheap to make whether it's in manhattan or tokyo.
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