Remember Akira? The groundbreaking future-Tokyo-likeable-biker-teen versus superhuman-psychic-annoying-teen anime movie from the 80′s? Well, it looks like you’re going to see it again, as Warner Brothers is reportedly in talks to have the Hughes Brothers, directors of The Book of Eli, make a live-action adaptation of it. Of course, live-action adaptations of manga and anime are always a great idea, as anyone who’s tried to scrub the Dragon Ball movie off their eyes will tell you.
The bright spot of the whole thing is that apparently they’re looking to make two films adapting the entire manga story of Akira, which is a bit easier to understand than the chopped up and condensed movie version. (One major change is that Akira comes fully back to life in the comic, becoming a kind of god-king of Neo-Tokyo with Tetsuo as his second in command/power behind the throne.) But whatever story they use, as long as they have that kick-ass bike in it, people’ll watch it.
I want more like this!
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