Posts tagged with "Neo Tokyo"

Akira Casting News! Kaneda Comes To Life!

Akira Casting News! Kaneda Comes To Life!
Akira, the 1988 classic cyberpunk anime epic directed by Katsuhiro Otomo from his own manga series is one of those properties which many would argue doesn’t need to be remade. However much the idea of a live action remake may repel fans initially, the prospect of seeing Neo Tokyo come to life is intriguing. After years of development and rumours, the budget has been set (a surprisingly low $90 million) and casting has finally begun. The big... 

Blu-ray review: Akira

Blu-ray review: Akira
CAST your mind back to the late 80s – an animated film was released that would define the Manga genre and lead the way in Anime. Akira was universally acclaimed as it set the standard for everything that followed. Now, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Manga Entertainment, Akira has been released on Blu-ray. Hard to imagine, but the new, cleaner look improves an already fantastic feature. Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, it’s the year... 

Akira Film Production Slows

Akira Film Production Slows
The American live-action re-make of the classic anime Akira, keeps facing setbacks. From staff being let go; to one the biggest names for a role, as well as their director, leaving the project. Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, The Day the Earth Stood Still), has officially turned down an acting role within the film, despite him being a popular choice. There have been numerous other casting rumours since the film was confirmed to be in production by Warner... 
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