New AKIRA Storyboards Featuring Tetsuo & The Cryogenic Chamber

New AKIRA Storyboards Featuring Tetsuo & The Cryogenic Chamber

Artist Chris Weston has uploaded new storyboards from Warner Bros. live-action remake of Akira. The artwork was created while Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli ) was attached to direct.

The Hughes brothers usually co-direct, such as Johnny Depp's Jack The Ripper film, From Hell, but for Akira Albert was going solo. His biggest challenge was adapting Katsuhiro Ohtomo's legendary work into a PG-13 format, which was a mandate set down by Warner Bros.' executives. But in May of 2011 Albert walked away from the project, because of amicable creative differences.

So far a live-action Akira has been one hell of a tough nut to crack. Even directors Ruairi Robinson and recently Jaume Collet-Serra, were attached, but they too were unsuccessful.

"Here's some of the storyboards I drew for Albert Hughes' live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic graphic novel,"Akira". Here's a few of them; hopefully they reveal just how much love we had for the source material and how faithful we were going to be to it. " - Chris Weston

Chris Weston's AKIRA Storyboards

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Chris Weston previously worked with Albert Hughes and his brother Allen on their film The Book of Eli , which starred Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman.

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