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.

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By nailbiter111 - 5/9/2014
"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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DEATHbyEXILE - 5/9/2014, 5:11 PM
ComicsBornAndBred - 5/9/2014, 5:14 PM
Game recognize gane. Respect. This is how you do it Hollywood. Hire these guys
DudeGuyMan - 5/9/2014, 5:14 PM
DaVinci31 - 5/9/2014, 5:15 PM
*watches video*

McNyagano - 5/9/2014, 5:16 PM
Mother of God that was [frick]ing EPIC!

Dotanuki - 5/9/2014, 5:16 PM
I wouldn't say that was a great trailer. The editing was a little odd, music didn't quite work and the vocals were flat.

BUT as a proof of concept for an Akira movie it was [frick]ing awesome. It did a beautiful job of translating the anime into live action. Loved the inclusion of the giant teddy bear.
LeonardKnows - 5/9/2014, 5:16 PM
DaVinci31 - 5/9/2014, 5:17 PM
Generic bullsh*t is generic.
Enphlieuwince - 5/9/2014, 5:19 PM
Wooooooow. That is THE best fanmade film I've ever seen. I hope those folks get more work and do more anime adaptations.
UnrealLuigi - 5/9/2014, 5:19 PM
I love the Deus Ex: Human Revolution soundtrack. Makes me really hope that they bring that composer on for the live action movie in the works
BANE5000 - 5/9/2014, 5:20 PM
If ever the film is made, get Daft Punk to do the soundtrack :]
Swiftsword777 - 5/9/2014, 5:22 PM
Nice, I really wish we could get a live action done right but that is probably the closest we are ever going to get.
MrMartinMarvel - 5/9/2014, 5:25 PM

Are you sure this is a fan film?
0megaDaGod - 5/9/2014, 5:27 PM
Would it be possible for these guys to handle all movies for the remainder of life?

MrMartinMarvel - 5/9/2014, 5:28 PM
I've never seen a fan film that looked this good. Sure it looked like a commercial, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Mercwitham0uth - 5/9/2014, 5:29 PM