• Japan raises movie ticket prices for the first time in 26 years
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Japan raises movie ticket prices for the first time in 26 years

    Standard admission prices have stood at ¥1,800 (just under £14) since the last price hike, way back in 1993.

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

  • First Ghost in the Shell trailer lands with a Scarlett Johansson intro
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    Mike P Williams

    First Ghost in the Shell trailer lands with a Scarlett Johansson intro

    It may be one of the most publicised ‘whitewashing’ controversies in Hollywood, but it hasn’t stopped ‘Ghost in the Shell’ from generating a lot of buzz. The film’s star, Scarlett Johansson (who also plays Marvel’s Black Widow), introduces the first proper trailer for the anime adaptation, which looks stylish to say the least. The movie adaptation from Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 acclaimed anime was originally a manga that was serialised back in 1989.