Latest 'akira' News

  • 10 Great Movies Inspired By Star Wars

    Star Wars has influenced many directors and film-makers since it was released, inspiring compelling characters and stories across genres!

    (4) by Margaret Maurer
  • Anime Films That Were Ripped Off By Hollywood Movies

    The average movie fan may not watch Japanese anime – but will be surprised to see how many Hollywood hits adapted (or stole) from the genre.

    (85) by Andrew Dyce
  • George Miller Passed On Akira; ‘Interested’ In Man of Steel 2

    Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller reveals he turned down Warner Bros.’ Akira film, and says he is interested in making Man of Steel 2.

    (49) by Chris Agar
  • Christopher Nolan Akira Trilogy in the Works at Warner Bros.?

    High-profile director Christopher Nolan is rumored to be potentially taking on Japanese Manga Akira as his next project.

    (82) by Jeremy Owens
  • ‘Akira’ Script To Be Rewritten By New ‘Daredevil’ Showrunner

    ‘Daredevil’ season 2 showrunner Marco J. Ramirez will pen a new draft of the live-action adaptation of the anime film ‘Akira.’

    (17) by Jeff Carter
  • ‘Akira’ May Be Director Jaume Collet-Serra’s Next Film

    ‘Non-Stop’ director Jaume Collet-Serra is still interested in Warner Brothers’ live-action version of ‘Akira’ and hopes it will be his next film.

    (34) by Andy Crump
  • ‘Akira’ Moving Forward Again; May Begin Filming in Spring 2014

    Warner Bros. is moving forward with a live-action ‘Akira’ movie yet again, with Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) readying to begin shooting in Spring 2014.

    (45) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘After Earth’ Writer Talks Unproduced ‘Akira’ Script Set in Japanese-Owned Manhattan

    ‘After Earth’ writer Gary Whitta talks about his work on the script for ‘Akira’, solving the problem of Westernization and Shia LaBeouf as Tetsuo Shima.

    (31) by H. Shaw-Williams
  • Abandoned ‘Akira’ Storyboards Tease An American Cyberpunk Flick

    A collection of storyboards for Ruairi Robinson’s abandoned live-action ‘Akira’ adaptation have made their way online, offering a better look at the sci-fi project in its earliest stages.

    (18) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Jonathan Nolan Being Eyed To Re-Write ‘Akira’

    Warner Bros. is considering ‘The Dark Knight’ co-writer Jonathan Nolan (among others) to rework the script for its troubled Americanized ‘Akira’ movie.

    (31) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Warner Bros. Halts Production on ‘Akira’

    Warner Bros. has apparently halted their production on ‘Akira’, the controversial American adaptation of the popular Japanese manga and anime feature film. Read on to find out why.

    (39) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Possible ‘Akira’ Plot Summary Released

    A rumored plot synopsis for director Jaume Collet-Serra’s ‘Akira’ has surfaced online. Read on to find out how it differs from that of the original manga/anime.

    (26) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Gary Oldman Passes On ‘Akira'; Ken Watanabe Now Being Sought

    Now that Gary Oldman has passed on playing ‘The Colonel’ in ‘Akira’, the role has been offered to Oscar-nominee Ken Watanabe.

    (22) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Akira’ Casting Shortlist Reveals New Tetsuo Candidates

    Several young actors are testing for the role of the super-powered Tetsuo in Warner Bros.’ live-action ‘Akira’ project. Read on to find out who the current contenders are.

    (32) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Kristen Stewart Offered ‘Akira’ Role

    ‘Twilight’ starlet Kristen Stewart has reportedly been offered a supporting part in Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of the cult anime/manga ‘Akira’.

    (40) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Akira’ and ‘Die Hard 5′ Casting Shortlist Roundup [Updated]

    A couple of young stars are being eyed for Warner Bros.’ ‘Akira’ project. Meanwhile, Fox is reportedly close to selecting an up-and-coming actor to play John McClane’s son in the fifth ‘Die Hard’ movie.

    (45) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Gary Oldman Being Eyed For ‘Arthur & Lancelot'; Still Wanted For ‘Akira’

    Warner Bros. reportedly wants Gary Oldman to play both Merlin in ‘Arthur & Lancelot’ and ‘The Colonel’ in ‘Akira’. But which one is he a better fit for?

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Garrett Hedlund In Talks to Play ‘Akira’ Lead

    ‘Tron: Legacy’ star Garrett Hedlund is close to landing the lead role in Warner Bros.’ movie adaptation of the famous Japanese manga/anime, ‘Akira’.

    (34) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Gary Oldman & Helena Bonham Carter Offered ‘Akira’ Roles

    Reports are in that Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter have been approached to co-star in Warner Bros.’ live-action ‘Akira’ project. Read on for additional details.

    (33) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Akira’ Remake Officially Greenlit; Garrett Hedlund May Star

    A live-action Americanized remake of the cult classic Japanese comic book/animated movie ‘Akira’ has been greenlit by Warner Bros. – and could feature Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy) in the lead.

    (42) by Sandy Schaefer