There aren't any aliens and dragons haven't taken over the Earth yet, despite what Hollywood seems to think.
"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 […]
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.
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.
Disney have undeniably had roaring success over the past six year after something of a creative slump. Studio Ghibli have arguably been at the forefront of the game for decades, with the Japanese studio producing jaw-dropping feature after jaw-dropping feature. Above: Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning triumph ‘Spirited Away’.
Reportedly a script has been completed by Marco Ramirez (showrunner on Marvel’s TV series ‘Daredevil’), and Leonardo DiCaprio - once cited as a potential star - is on board as producer. While Snieder says there is “no word on whether Justin Lin wants to do the movie,” it is noted that the director (also responsible for ‘Fast & Furious’ 3 to 6) is attached to another Warner Bros property, ‘Space Jam 2,’ so he’s clearly held in good stead at the studio. The 1988 animated movie from director Katsuhiro Otomo (adapted from his own Manga series) has long been one of the most highly regarded and influential anime movies.
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ had a tortured journey from the mind of series creator George Miller to the big screen and was beset with problems right from the start. After two aborted productions in the early ‘00s, Mel Gibson’s much-publicised meltdown, a shoot in the Namibian desert with new leading man Tom Hardy plagued with rumours of on-set problems and reshoots, followed by years of post-production, the fourth ‘Mad Max’ arrived early this summer to widespread critical and commercial acclaim. Read More - Jaws 19 Finally Gets A Trailer - George Miller On Man of Steel 2 There’s now talk of sequels, spin-offs, and the film’s 70-year-old George Miller is suddenly hot property once again in Tinseltown. We caught up with the Aussie filmmaker while he was in town to promote the home entertainment release of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (out now on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download) to talk sequels, Tom Hardy, men’s rights activists, the rumoured black and white version of ‘Fury Road’, and how the film would have differed had Mel Gibson been the star.
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ director George Miller is being linked with every big project in Hollywood right now following the runaway success of his dystopian blockbuster, but one project he says he’s turned down is the long-mooted live action remake of ‘Akira’.
Big news regarding not only the fate of the eagerly-awaited ‘Akira’ movie, but word is Christopher Nolan will produce at least one of the films. A live-action ‘Akira’ - based on the hugely popular, classic manga and anime movie by Katsuhiro Ôtomo - project has been bandied around both the indie and Hollywood circuits for years.