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Akira's Been Shut Down. Again. - 6/1/2012 9:54:06 AM   
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Good! - 6/1/2012 9:54:06 AM   
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It's a deeply beloved work that would be easy to get wrong, especially if you make the MISTAKE of trying to dilute it for tweenagers. I think the problem is that they're trying to load a franchise (as ever) when they should just be concerned about making a movie that people want to see.

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Y'know what? GIVE ME THE JOB! - 6/1/2012 9:57:19 AM   
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I'll pen a script for them if they want! I'll keep it hard-R rated, split into 2 films, keep it faithful to the 6-book manga, set it in Neo-TOKYO with Japanese or Japanese-american actors but spoken all in English (if its done in oscar-winning holocaust films, you can do it in science-fantasy flicks, OK?). Right there I've just saved you millions of $$ from expensive A-list actor fees, location fees, saved time on creative decision-making changes, given you 2 flicks for the price of one kept the arseached fanboys happy.

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It shouldn't be live action anyway, a CGI update would ... - 6/1/2012 10:24:40 AM   
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A film of this scope for $70 million, I don't think that can be done, I mean that awful Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts 'comedy' cost $30 million, and it had no effects, no huge sets, no broad canvas (and no comedy)

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RE: It shouldn't be live action anyway, a CGI update wo... - 6/1/2012 10:52:25 AM   
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ORIGINAL: boredbluekoala

that awful Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts 'comedy' cost $30 million, and it had no effects, no huge sets, no broad canvas (and no comedy)


No but it had Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Hanks's going rate for work is $15m and Robert's is $10m so that's your budget right there. If they put not superstars in akira that shouldn't be a problem

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RE: It shouldn't be live action anyway, a CGI update wo... - 6/1/2012 10:58:20 AM   
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Yeah, but d'ya know what DID have state-of-the-art CGI effects and action sequences, huge sets, broad canvas, heavy themes and hard R-rated violence all for just $30m? District 9. And it was a box-office smash.

< Message edited by alsybroth -- 6/1/2012 11:01:57 AM >

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As Professor Farnsworths says in Futurama - - 6/1/2012 12:30:23 PM   
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'Good news everybody'.
A live action version always a bad idea and amazingly there's a bright spark at Warners saw this and used the 'cancelled for budgetary reasons' excuse.

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- 6/1/2012 1:18:19 PM   
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GOOD, with any luck this totally pointless remake will never ever been made. This is the best piece of film news i've heard in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Boring! - 6/1/2012 6:40:12 PM   
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This is probably a sign that this idea should be scraped! The pointless mainstream hollywood remakes are getting so tedious now. If you want Akira stick to the original Manga!

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Here here! - 7/1/2012 1:29:52 PM   
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The recently released Blu Ray/DVD is mint! Just get that ... and then the books if you want to go deeper.

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Still unsure - 7/1/2012 11:39:12 PM   
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I would like to see a live-action remake of Akira, but I really think an American studio is the wrong way to go. The likes of Night Watch and Death Note have shown that blockbuster-quality films can be made by studios outside Hollywood, so why not let a Japanese studio develop the film, ask them to film it in English, and give them $20mil or so, and I'm sure they'd do a fantastic job and you've got a film you can market in America.

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Still unsure - 7/1/2012 11:39:20 PM   
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I would like to see a live-action remake of Akira, but I really think an American studio is the wrong way to go. The likes of Night Watch and Death Note have shown that blockbuster-quality films can be made by studios outside Hollywood, so why not let a Japanese studio develop the film, ask them to film it in English, and give them $20mil or so, and I'm sure they'd do a fantastic job and you've got a film you can market in America.

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This could be the best news ever this year!!! - 8/1/2012 6:36:57 PM   
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Bout time they dropped it. Just look at the "remake" of The Thing!!!
Still, was a little curious on how it would look! It could look amazing, but garanteed, let down by an awful script!

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Well... - 10/1/2012 6:15:36 PM   
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...it's one less film for Kristen Stewart to mope her way through.

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