What would happen if the classic Akira anime feature film was done in the style of The Simpsons, and featured Simpson characters? You don’t have to speculate, because the fan made trailer for Bartkira is here!
Are you a fan of any of the iteration of Akira? Whether you are or not, you are going to want to take the time and watch this fan-made live action trailer for the acclaimed work.
Look with wide eyed wonder Spoilerites at this impressive Lego model of Kaneda’s bike from Akira!
Set in Neo-Tokyo, Akira is the bizarre tale of children with telekinetic powers and those who want to control them. With the live action remake given the greenlight, the next big question is, “Who will be cast in the film?”
While many thought Warner Bros. attempt at making Akira had been shuttered after the mostly white cast turned people off, Variety is reporting that the studio ha found a director in Jaume Collet-Serra. Set in New Manhattan, story follows the leader of a biker gang who saves his friend from a medical experiment. Well, I guess that explains the mostly white cast… Collet-Serra is a fairly hot director in H’wood, as his track record has his movies making far more than the initial budget. “Unknown”, starring Liam Neeson brought in $130 million worldwide on an estimated $30 million budget. via
This past weekend, the 29th annual Heroes Convention was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was lucky enough to attend, and boy am I tired of hoofing it. When I was not jibber jabbering to comic creators, and getting off the elevator on the wrong floor. I DID snap some pictures, so take the jump Spoilerites to see what you missed!
Deadline has discovered the short list of actors who are up for the roles of Kaneda and Tetsuo in Warner Bros. live action adaptation of Akira. According to the site, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy are being considered for Tetsuo (the “bad” guy), while Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix have been handed the script to play Kaneda (the “good” guy). This is a project that has been in production for some time, it was first announced back in 2008. The film has done the on-again-off-again dance so many times, that one wonders
Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the Leonardo DiCaprio producedÂ live action version of Akira has died a slow death in Pre-Pro Hell. “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 swathe of destruction. The film was to be a two-part film of epic proportions, but unless Warner