• ‘Blade Runner’ Anime Series Set at Adult Swim, Crunchyroll
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    Variety

    ‘Blade Runner’ Anime Series Set at Adult Swim, Crunchyroll

    “Blade Runner” is coming to the small screen as an animated series. Variety has learned that Alcon Television Group has partnered with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by “Blade Runner 2049.” “Blade Runner-Black Lotus,” as it will be called, will consist of 13 half-hour episodes. Details of the […]

  • 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.

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