By TheBug 2 Comments
I just read on http://www.firstshowing.net/ that the live action Akira movie is dead. All I can say is thank God!
I love AKIRA. The manga is an epic masterpiece, and the movie is pretty much the greatest anime ever made. A live action film done right would be a wicked, but keep in mind that this movie was set to take place in "New Manhattan" not Neo Tokyo. Japanese culture is a huge factor in the visual style of AKIRA, having it take place in the U.S would just be lame. The only thing that I felt was right with this film is the fact that it was going to be a trilogy, and it would be based more on the manga than the anime. As we have seen from Dragon Ball Evolution, and the Chun Li movie anime just doesnt seem to transition well to live action.
This film is just better off dead. Maybe in 10 years we can hope for a good live action AKIRA.
I wonder if there would have been a lot of screaming? AKIRA has a lot a screaming.