No robots... just massive mounds of Tetsuo-flesh.


DiCaprio, Warner Bros. in for live-action 'Akira' (Hollywood Reporter)

"Akira" has long been in development at the company, with producers Jon Peters and Basil Iwanyk involved at various times, as well as directors Stephen Norrington and Pitof. The rights lapsed but Warner managed to re-scoop them again for Robinson, who came to the studio with a vision of a two-part adaptation.

The new story moves the action to "New Manhattan," a city rebuilt by Japanese money.

So... you are moving a Japanese story to "New Manhattan" over "Neo Tokyo".

I can only imagine how un-Akira like this'll be.

And Akira was only a tiny fraction of the original manga even.

No excitement here at the 'Crack for this one.

Now maybe if Michael Bay were to direct it I'd get really excited.

Yeah. That'd do it.


I stopped reading the release once I got to New Manhattan.

The animated movie was OK, but doesn't come close to the books in quality and vision. Akira was an amazing story and this is just going to ruin the name for years to come.



Yeah I think I threw up a little inside my mouth...

Going to steer clear of this one.

Jesus, just change Kaneda to "Chad Manlychaps" and put him in a customized Hummer already.

New Manhattan. This is just sad. So I suppose we can expect Tetsuo and Kaneda to be 'updated' as well...

I can't wait to hear about the exploits of 'Ted Sudo' and 'Ken Eva.' Oh, and Ken's bike could be a Harley. Yeah, that would be cool.

Where's a writers' strike when you need one...?

I like how they used the wrong picture! Thats Akira from Rival Schools lol!

The Akira animated movie was ok ... I don't get why everything thinks it's so great. Animation-wise it was amazing, but plot ... meh.

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