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Someone Found The Long-Lost "Akira" Prototype From SEGA

Once thought to be a forgotten fan dream, now a full-fledged reality. Someone found the 1995 Akira prototype game made for the SEGA Genesis. The word came down this morning on one of the fan Twitter feeds, someone had found the game and loaded up a complete video of them playing it. This is one […]

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Taika Waititi Gives Update on Live Action "Akira" Film

Akira fans have been waiting several years to see what could happen with a potential live-action film and its likeliness has teetered ever since conversations began. Now, director Taika Waititi is giving us a little more information on the Hollywood adaptation of the popular anime film as well as when we can expect it to […]

“Thor 4”: Taika Waititi to Write and Direct Sequel, “Akira” Delayed Again

"Thor 4": Taika Waititi Set to Write, Direct Sequel; "Akira" Delayed Again

Taika Waititi has signed a deal to write and direct Thor 4, the sequel to his megahit Thor: Ragnarok, with Chris Hemsworth expected to return… though he probably won't be playing "Lewbowski Thor" with the beer gut. This means Waititi's remake of Akira for Warner Brothers is on hiatus. That remake, which nobody is excited about, […]

Kaneda and Motorcycle Crew, from "Akira" 1988

Warner Bros Definitely NOT Casting for "Akira" Movie

There has been a lot of speculation around the Bleeding Cool offices this morning over a casting call that just went out from Warner Bros. While it would be easy to think that these description read an awful lot like the characters from Akira, there are several things that totally make us think this is […]

Kaneda and Motorcycle Crew, from "Akira" 1988

"Akira" Manga Creator Announces New Projects

Anime Expo is currently underway at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and one of the Thursday panels spotlighted the legendary career of Katsuhiro Otomo. Major anime buffs may not be familiar with the name, but Otomo is responsible for the manga series that inspired an anime movie that revolutionized the industry. That manga (and movie) […]

Warner Bros. Gives Taika Waititi Live-Action 'Akira' Summer 2021 Release Date!

Get those red futuristic motorcycles revved up, Warner Bros. Pictures just gave that long-gestating live-aciton adaptation of Akira a freaking release date!! Taika Waititi has been confirmed as director, too! We'd previously reported on the title a few times, that producer Leonardo DiCaprio's passion project had been granted $18.5 million for the production to film in the Golden […]

Taika Waititi Possibly Directing DiCaprio's 'Akira', Huge Tax Incentive to Film in California

Is Ane Crabtree Doing Costumes for the Live-Action 'Akira'?!

We may have a bit of intel on the upcoming live-action Akira film courtesy of the possible costume designer for the feature- Ane Crabtree. In an Instagram video posted this morning, the Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale costume designer shares a snipet of a scene from the original 1988 Akira anime, with the simple caption of "#homework".   View […]

Taika Waititi Possibly Directing DiCaprio's 'Akira', Huge Tax Incentive to Film in California

A Synopsis for Live-Action 'Akira' Appears, Production Listed as "Active"

The day after April Fools is a terrible choice to make big announcements about long-rumored productions, but that's exactly what happened this year with the much-maligned live-action Akira film. Probably the best evidence we've seen of producer Leonardo DiCaprio's passion project in years, it was revealed on April 2nd that the California Film Commission granting $18.5 […]


Taika Waititi Says He Wouldn't Whitewash 'Akira' Remake

Taika Waititi may or may not be directing the upcoming Akira movie, but one thing is for certain: he wouldn't be casting white actors to star in the film. In an interview with IGN, Waititi revealed his casting plans for the movie he won't admit he's directing: "Yeah. Actually, Asian teenagers would be the way […]


Taika Waititi Is In Talks For The Akira Remake

Another forever delayed project might be getting off of the ground. According to Deadline Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is in talks to take over the Akira remake that Warner Bros has been threatening us with trying to get off of the ground for several years. Warner Bros purchased the rights to make a movie […]

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We The Heroes Ball Returns To New York Comic Con For Second Year

After a successful first year at New York Comic Con 2016, NYCC, HBC Out + About, Shane Cherry and Akira are bringing back the We The Heroes Ball, to take place on October 2nd, 2017 at Rockbar NYC. The ball will kick off the 'NYCC Presents, New York Comic Con' series of events throughout Manhattan […]

'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Explains Why He Turned Down 'Akira'

Director Jordan Peele is in a very interesting position at the moment. He managed to take a small independent production and turn it into what might be the most profitable movie of the year. That kind of clout comes with many opportunities to make bigger productions. We saw something similar happen to Josh Trank who […]

Steve Oliff's One-Of-A-Kind Akira Colour Guides From $40 Each

When Marvel translated Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo into English, they also coloured the black-and-white originals, employing Steve Oliff for the task. Well, over 300 hand-painted Oliff colour guides are about to be made available on felixcomicart.com from $40 up. They'll also be debuting a short documentary where Steve outlines his working relationship with Otomo… We'll update when it all goes live.  

Katsuhiro Otomo's Poster For Angoulême 2016

It is traditional each year for the President of Angoulême, the biggest comic art festival in the world, to draw a poster for the show. And so this years president and winner of last year's Grand Prix Award  Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of Akira, has done so. He will also have a previously-unheard-of two-and-a-half hour presentation at […]

Christopher Nolan To Take On Akira As A Trilogy?

According to an unnamed source, Den of Geek reports Christopher Nolan may be involved in Warner Bros.'s latest attempt to bring Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira to the screen as a live action, American made film. If you're a big fan of the manga series or anime film, feel free to groan. "We've now heard from a source […]

Hermann Declines Angoulême Grand Prix – Is It A Lock For Otomo? (UPDATE)

Yesterday, it was announced that the three finalists for the Angoulême Grand Prix award, which celebrates a comic book creator's lifetime contributing to the form, were Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo and Hermann. Moore had previously declined the nomination. And yesterday, Hermann also declined the nomination. If Moore continues to reject this year's call, then it […]

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Remake – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writes, I've watching the internets hate the idea of Scarlet Johansson being cast to play the heroine of the Hollywood live-action Ghost in the Shell movie and it got me thinking about moves that remake foreign stories. You can accuse the producers of the movie of racism and whitewashing, and you might have […]