• 10 New Year's Resolutions for Hollywood to keep in 2018
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    Hanna Flint

    10 New Year's Resolutions for Hollywood to keep in 2018

    The film industry could do with making some changes this year and leaving old habits in 2017.

  • 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.

  • Studio Ghibli reopens for new Hayao Miyazaki film
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    Ryan Leston

    Studio Ghibli reopens for new Hayao Miyazaki film

    Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement... and Studio Ghibli is producing his next film.

  • DVDs are Dying, But Not for Anime Distributor Funimation
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    The Wrap

    DVDs are Dying, But Not for Anime Distributor Funimation

    As streaming services focused on narrow slices of content like Korean drama and Japanese anime continue to proliferate and find a critical mass of users, Hollywood can’t help but notice the appeal of devoted niche communities. Anime company Funimation distributed Japanese film “Your Name” in the U.S. last month, where it reeled in a respectable $4.7 million (the film made $354 million worldwide). “We were actually the number four movie on a per-screen average,” Funimation Chief Operating Officer Mike DuBoise told TheWrap, mentioning the film’s strong opening.

  • Japanese Ghost in the Shell fans quite like the remake
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    Ryan Leston

    Japanese Ghost in the Shell fans quite like the remake

    It looks as though Japanese fans rather liked Ghost in the Shell.

  • 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…

  • Scarlett Johansson's Live-Action 'Ghost in the Shell' Role Endorsed By Anime Film's Director
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    Nick Schager

    Scarlett Johansson's Live-Action 'Ghost in the Shell' Role Endorsed By Anime Film's Director

    Mamoru Oshii, director of 1995 version of manga story, says there's no requirement that actress playing The Major in live-action version be Asian

  • 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.

  • Dragonball Z Evolution Screenwriter Apologies To Fans
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    Mike P Williams

    Dragonball Z Evolution Screenwriter Apologies To Fans

    The writer of 2009 anime ‘Dragonball Z Evolution’ has come out and written a heartfelt apology to fans for how awful it was. Screenwriter Ben Ramsey was tasked with adaptation the beloved anime into a live-action movie, but spectacularly failed when the film was loathed by pretty much the entire Dragonball Z community and graces IMDb with an embarrassing score of 2.7 out of 10. Dragonball Evolution marked a very painful creative point in my life.