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Akira Project banner (585 x 234) This Terrific Fan Made Trailer Is the Closest We May Ever Get to a Live Action Akira Movie

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

lastscifiblogendersgamebookcoer The Last Sci Fi Blog: Akira Casts! Melancholia Depresses! Prometheus Prompts Snap Judgments!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!

GaryOldmanGordon Gary Oldman Says The Dark Knight Rises Story is Epic; Addresses Live Action Akira Casting (Exclusive)It’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)

Akira Casting Rumors Abound!

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Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter
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Edward Douglas

November 5, 2011

akiracasting Akira Casting Rumors Abound!Just days after it’s been strongly rumored that Garrett Hedlund was in talks to play the role of Kaneda in Jaume Collet-Sera’s adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s popular manga and anime Akira, Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter seem to be in a competition to see who can name more potential candidates for

Akira Gets the Green Light

October 19, 2011

akira cast Akira Gets the Green LightThe live-action Akira is getting close to becoming a reality. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has greenlit the project with director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) attached to direct. What’s more, they may have already found their leading man in TRON: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund.

Famously adapted as an anime in 1988, Akira will be based on the original manga by Katsuhiro Otomo, depicting