• ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Remake Of Cult Anime TV Series Picked Up By Netflix
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    ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Live-Action Remake Of Cult Anime TV Series Picked Up By Netflix

    Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Cowboy Bebop , a live-action adaptation of the cult Japanese animated series. The Space western hails from  Tomorrow Studios , Marty Adelstein's joint venture with ITV Studios, which last year teamed on the project with  Midnight Radio  (Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg), writer Chris Yost ( Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok ) as well as Sunrise, the studio behind the original series. Written/executive…

  • 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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    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.