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"Blade Runner meets City of God": the movie is a GO!

Firstshowing reports that the AKIRA live-action movie has been given the official-GO, with 2 films planned (!) - with the first movie aiming for a summer 2009-launch (!!)

described as "Blade Runner meets City of God" - the film is primarily going to be adapted from anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel more than the original 1988 anime movie, with each movie based on 3 of the 6 volumes of Otomo's graphic novels.

Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson will helm the movies, while CBR reports that Leonardo DiCaprio "will produce the Warner Bros. film via his Appian Way company, with writer Gary Whitta (former Editor-in-Chief, PC Gamer) penning the screenplay." ... Greg Silverman is overseeing for Warners. Otomo is executive producing. Legendary Pictures is co-financing.


Hollywood Reporter mentions that the new story will take place in "New Manhattan," 'a city rebuilt by Japanese money', instead of the Neo-Tokyo we all lurved in the book.

and while i have no disillusions the product may deviate far from what we have come to lurve (speaking for myself, of coz), so too am i looking forward to another envisioning / variation of what i may become, becoz frankly to totally adapt the existing comicbook or anime may be a tad boring, and worst case? defile the animation, IMHO :)

Comments

佩璇 said…
We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................
劉承合 said…
要友誼長存,我們必須原諒彼此的小缺點。 ..................................................
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奕廷 said…
要持續更新下去喲!!祝你心情愉快.............................................
韋于倫成 said…
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邦雄 said…
生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。......................................................................
韋以韋以 said…
一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。.................................................................
貴寶 said…
人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................
佳伸佳伸 said…
一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。..................................................
如果擬任為輸贏是最重要的事,那你輸了................................................
陳佑發 said…
感謝分享~希望有更多的好文章分享給大家............................................................
耐心是一株很苦的植物,但果實卻很甜美。..................................................
珮瑜 said…
要在憂患恥辱的環境裡,創造我們自力更生的新生活。..................................................
曉雨賴 said…
一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼....................................................
淑倫惟芳 said…
一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼.................................................................
宜明文潔 said…
好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗..................................................

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