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This Fan-Made ‘Akira’ Project Will Change Your Mind About A Live-Action Movie

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Craving for a live-action 'Akira' film? This fan-made trailer will quench that thirst.

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That Live-Action ‘Akira’ Movie Still Won’t Die

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Warner Bros. still wants to make an Akira movie, and they're still developing it. Really.

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This Can’t End Well: ‘Akira’ Predicted Japan Hosting The 2020 Olympics

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The classic 1988 anime AKIRA predicted Japan hosting the 2020 Olympics after a massive disaster. Quick, somebody check under the new Olympic stadium.

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‘Akira’ Just Won’t Die As Director Jaume Collet-Serra Returns

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We thought the all-white version of 'Akira' was finally over when Jaume Collet-Serra bailed and the production offices were shut down. We were wrong.

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At Least One Thing About Hollywood's Akira Remake Was Good — Beautiful Akira Storyboards Uncovered

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So, Hollywood's remake of Akira is on hiatus, and well, it's probably best for everyone if it just stays there.

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We Should’ve Known It Wouldn’t End So Easily — Akira Movie Not Dead Yet

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A few days ago the Internet breathed a collective sigh of relief when Warner Bros.

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Our Long National Nightmare Is Over: Akira Production Offices Shut Down

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Warner Brothers has shut down Akira's production offices in Vancouver over "casting and budgetary issues", reports <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/akira-production-shut-down-budget-warner-bros-278729">THR</a>.

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Akira Casting Call Reveals New Details

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Warner Brothers and Jaume Collet-Serra are still casting the Americanized, $90 million adaptation of Akira, and we have a synopsis of the plot which went out with a casting call.

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Akira Loses One Great Colonel But May Gain Another

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Last month Warner and director Jaume Collet-Serra were pursuing Gary Oldman to be best friends with because he's awesome to play <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/10/akira-gary-oldman-helena-bonham-carter-garrett-hedlund">The Colonel</a> in Akira.

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Which One Of These White Boys Will Be Akira’s TETSUOOOOOO?

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The casting of the Warner Brothers and Jaume Collet-Serra $90 million adaptation of Akira is rolling along, with Garret Hedlund <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/10/warner-greenlights-akira-still-trying-to-make-garrett-hedlund-happen">likely</a> playing Kaneda, Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/10/akira-gary-oldman-helena-bonham-carter-garrett-hedlund">playing</a> Colonel Shikishima and Lady Miyako, and Kristen Stewart <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/11/kristen-stewart-offered-akira-of-course-she-was">offered</a> the role of Kei, who is being renamed "Ky" because Americans no pronounce Japanese smart, hurr durr derp.

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Kristen Stewart Offered Akira. Of Course She Was.

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Casting of the Warner Brothers and Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, Unknown) adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira is underway, and we're getting so excited about this recent development that we can't stop biting our lips.

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Akira Roles Offered To Gary Oldman And Helena Bonham-Carter

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It was only last week we learned TRON: Legacy star (it seems odd typing "star" for people I just heard about) Garret Hedlund was who Warner Brothers and director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, Unknown) want to play Kaneda in the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/10/warner-greenlights-akira-still-trying-to-make-garrett-hedlund-happen">just-greenlit</a> Akira.

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The Akira movie is about Secret Dwarf Hookers now

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I haven't done much reporting on the planned adaptation of Akira before now, for two important reasons.

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Akira Just Won’t Die

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A few days ago we <a href="../2011/07/the-live-action-akira-has-finally-reached-its-apocalypse">declared</a> the bastardized Akira remake to be thankfully dead.

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The Live-Action Akira Has Finally Reached Its Apocalypse

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The live-action, US adaptation of the Anime classic Akira has been a long, winding road of bad decisions.

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Keanu Reeves Turns Down Akira, Which May Enter Development Hell

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When we first heard the Hughes Brothers (From Hell, The Book of Eli) were <a href="../2010/06/warner-brothers-trying-to-adapt-akira-actually-has-a-good-idea">adapting</a> the first three volumes of Akira, it looked promising.

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Keanu Reeves As Kaneda?

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The last time we mentioned The Hughes Brothers' PG-13 (WTF.

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Akira Casting Becomes Cavalcade Of Brunette White Boys

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Warner is reportedly happy with Steve Kloves' (who wrote seven of the Harry Potter scripts) rewrite of the Akira script and have sent it out to their top choices to play Tetsuo and Kaneda.

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Akira’s Kaneda is… James Franco?

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It looks like the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2010/11/live-action-akira-movie-to-disappoint-two-continents">live-action US adaptation</a> of Akira may have found it's Kaneda.


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