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Offline Open palm

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Akira Live Action - WTF?
« on: February 21, 2008, 12:02:35 am »
They came after Battle Angel Alita (James Cameron). They've come after Gatchaman and Astroboy - computer animated. Now they've gotten their hooks on Akira - and they're westernizing it!

Goddamn it! The setting is "New Manhattan" instead of Neo-Tokyo and Tetsuo will be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt!  >:(






Do they expect me to give this W@$P! direction a chance?

I'll stick to my anime, thank you!
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Re: Akira Live Action - WTF?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 02:25:44 am »
The studio said they could not justify the cost with a Japanese cast.  At least they knew they couldn't whitewash it.

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Re: Akira Live Action - WTF?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 02:59:59 pm »
this was in development 11 years ago? wow.
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