FAN MADE: WB Take Notes, This Is How You Do A Live-Action AKIRA
Over many years, Warner Bros. has tried and failed to make a live-action remake of Katsuhiro Ohtomo's 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film, Akira. Hit the jump to see a wonderful live-action take on the material created by fans.
"The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice." - The Akira Project
Akira (1988) - Neo-Tokyo, 2019. The city is well on the way to rebuilding after World War III. The central characters, Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang. In the opening scene, Kaneda and Tetsuo stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, apparently for use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his 'peer' Akira, the project's most powerful subject, and determines to challenge him...
Actors: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata * Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
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