• 'Akira' creator to produce new anime series adaptation
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    Tom Beasley

    'Akira' creator to produce new anime series adaptation

    The 1988 classic animation from Katsuhiro Otomo is considered a milestone of the cyberpunk genre.

  • What did 1988's 'Akira' get right about life in 2019?
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    Stephanie Ayako Karaki Harris

    What did 1988's 'Akira' get right about life in 2019?

    From the militarised police to Tokyo hosting the Olympics in 2020, how close to the real world did 'Akira' get?

  • Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Akira’ to Shoot in California, $18.5 Million Tax Credit Allocated
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    Variety

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Akira’ to Shoot in California, $18.5 Million Tax Credit Allocated

    "Akira," produced by Leonardo DiCaprio for Warner Bros., will shoot in California and receive an $18.5 million tax credit, the California Film Commission has announced. "Akira" was by far the biggest of the 18 tax credit allocations unveiled Tuesday under the state’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0, which include eight independent projects. The […]

  • Taika Waititi would cast Asian actors in Akira
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    Ryan Leston

    Taika Waititi would cast Asian actors in Akira

    Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi confirms he has had talks to direct Akira... and would cast Asian leads.

  • Akira live-action remake eyes Jordan Peele to direct
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    Ryan Leston

    Akira live-action remake eyes Jordan Peele to direct

    According to The Tracking Board, it looks as though Jordan Peele is being eyed to direct the upcoming live-action ‘Akira’ remake. “On last week’s Meet the Movie Press, I passed along a rumor that Daniel Espinosa and David F. Sandberg were in the running to direct the live-action AKIRA movie for Warner Bros,” said Editor Jeff Sneider.

  • Akira remake has two directors in mind
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    Ryan Leston

    Akira remake has two directors in mind

    It looks as though ‘Akira’ isn’t quite dead yet…

  • Akira: The long and tortured history of the live-action remake
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    Ben Falk

    Akira: The long and tortured history of the live-action remake

    A live-action adaptation of the iconic manga comic (also filmed as a seminal 1988 anime) has been in Hollywood development hell for decades with many huge names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans, Keanu Reeves, and Christopher Nolan all linked with the project at various stages. 1982-1990 – Katsuhiro Otomo launches his original manga. Set in Neo-Tokyo, 2019 after the nuclear apocalypse, it tells the epic story of youngsters Kaneda, Tetsuo against the backdrop of gang violence, psychic kids and motorbike chases.