Tag Archive: Akira

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Watch a new video essay on Akira Kurosaw‘s composition of movement, with comparison to the same in The Avengers (via The Film Stage):

The wonderful Anne Ramsay is profiled in the first episode of No Small Parts, a series on character actors (via Reddit):

Scottish artist Demetria Skye likes to draw Baymax from Big Hero 6

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Coming this March, Lego’s Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier play set, which comes with mini-figs for Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Nick Fury and Maria Hill (via Live for Film):

Learn about the geometry involved in the films of Akira Kurosawa via the underrated The Bad Sleep Well and a brief video… Continue reading Today in Movie Culture: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Akira Kurosawa, 'The Lord of the Rings' and More

Akira Project

While Hollywood continues to sort out whether it’ll ever produce a live-action adaptation of the beloved anime film Akira, fans can at least take solace in this fan-made recreation of the feature, which is probably as close as anyone will ever get to capturing the animated film with real actors.

The first trailer for The Akira Project is… Continue reading This Terrific Fan-Made Trailer Is the Closest We May Ever Get to a Live-Action 'Akira' Movie

The Sci-Fi News: Akira Gets Japanese, Ender Gets a Hugo and Area 51 Gets Hurd

In the first bit of Akira casting news that makes any sense at all, Oscar nominated Japanese actor (and certified badass) Ken Watanabe has been offered the role of The Colonel in Jaume “Orphan” Collet-Serra’s remake of the classic anime. Gary Oldman was the first choice for the part, but Warner Bros… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: 'Akira' Casts! 'Melancholia' Depresses! 'Prometheus' Prompts Snap Judgments!

Gary Oldman as Jim GordonIt’s tough to imagine an actor like Gary Oldman having the time to lament the end of a franchise. Not only did Oldman star in three 2011 releases, but he also returned to bring his Kung Fu Panda character, Shen, back to life for the sequel. On the horizon in 2012? The Dark Knight Rises, of course, which is the final piece of… Continue reading Gary Oldman Says 'The Dark Knight Rises' Story is Epic; Addresses Live-Action 'Akira' Casting (Exclusive)