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Live action Akira movie

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http://www.scifi.com/sfw/news/

DiCaprio Bringing Akira To Life

Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Warner Brothers to produce a live-action film based on the Japanese manga and anime film Akira, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ruairi Robinson has been hired to direct what would ideally be a two-part epic. The film would mark the first full-length feature for Robinson, whose animated SF comedy short Fifty Percent Grey was nominated for an Oscar. Gary Whitta is writing the adaptation, which DiCaprio will produce through his production company, Appian Way.

Akira originated in 1988 as a manga and then as an animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story was set in a neon-lit futuristic post-nuclear-war "New Tokyo" in 2019, where a teen biker-gang member is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers. The gang's leader must find a way to stop the ensuing swath of destruction.

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 acquire 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 the Japanese. The studio is eyeing a summer 2009 release for the first movie.

Leonardo DiCaprio actually bought the rights for the movie.. and its going to be a two part movie like Kill Bill? O_O


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......so this is what happens when the writers go on strike for a year and no one can think up any "new content".


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oh god make the pain stop *cries*


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I smell a really bad b movie >.<


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It'll reek of commercialism and would actually do pretty well over here, and I'm figuring it'll be unpopular with Akira fans X'D.


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It'll reek of commercialism and would actually do pretty well over here, and I'm figuring it'll be unpopular with Akira fans X'D.
I think it'll do worse than Aeon Flux...

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