Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Tkemert20, Jun 23, 2010.
Albert Hughes Talks About the Live-Action 'Akira' Being PG-13 FirstShowing.net
oooooh. I love the Akira manga. Didn't know they were doing a live action. I wonder if its going to be based on the manga or the anime version of the story.
UGH! I could have sworn I heard this movie was no longer even being made.
I'm not so sure PG-13 and Hughes brothers mix well.
Manga. Part 1 is Books 1-3, Part 2 is Books 4-6.
BTW, 750th post, woo!
If this is a Fox movie,it's going to definitely be a big piece of a really smelly turd like Dragonball Evolution.
This project needs to go away and die ASAP.
Removing the story from its original context, a director thats already cocked up adapting a comic classic and a rating that is blatanly too low for the content. Didn't they say a while ago that they wanted to do them for 150 mill each as well? You could easily spend that doing one volume, let alone 3.
It's not. Yet, it being a Warner movie doesn't improve it's chances... But I'll stay optimistic!
Well, at least they're not trying to stuff 6 volumes into 90 minutes this time.
Yeah, that was really the only bad thing about the original.
Akira is just too japanesey to be made into a western live action movie. I could understand doing things like Cowboy Bebop, but I can't see Akira working in any way shape or form.
..though now I wanna bust out my old books and re-read the whole thing again.
Too japanesey? it's not exactly a shonen battle manga with named attacks
Meh, no. Even though the story of the Original adaption was signifigantly altered, I still consider it to be definitive, as it was still Otomo behind the reigns and was still his vision. You can't fix what ain't broken.
Well, for the record, Otomo is executive producer of the live action version, if that helps at all
I meant that it was too in-grained with the japanese culture, society, locations and so forth. Hollywood is notoriously bad at 'domesticating' stories like this when they're turned into live action movies, but I don't see Akira being a movie they could easily do that to. Compared to something like Cowboy Bebop, which doesn't generally have a singular societal base around it's story thus making it easier to "translate" for international audiences.
If they don't "americanize" it, it could potentially turn off a lot of movie goers, if they do "americanize" it, they could potentially turn off long time fans AND totally screw the entire story up.
I thought it was canceled? Huh... interesting
I have confidence that a good balance can be attained not necessarily that one will be attained.
"Kids like The Dark Knight, so we'll be just like that movie!"
A fool-proof plan, for sure.
Well I started re-reading the comics again, and to be honest, it doesn't really need to be R rated to be good. Other then some over-glorified violence,and a few dirty words, the comics themselves aren't something I'd considered "rated R".
Also, I can kinda see this film working as a two parter, but the first film would *have* to end in a cliffhanger for it to be worth while in any manner or fashion. But for the most part, the first three volumes don't really do anything too crazy or deep, it's just one punk kid developing super psychic powers while another punk kid tries to stop him.
It's not until after Akira awakens that stuff goes absolutely nuts and even then it's not until the end where the brain-trippy stuff comes flying at you.
Having said that though, Hollywood sucks at adaptations and they would surely destroy this movie.
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