The live-action Akira movie: trailer, clips, photos, soundtrack, news and much more!

Akira Movie

Akira The MovieWe’ve heard about a live action movie adaptation of Akira since quite a while, but the project was in development limbo. Well there’s reason to hope again: Warner Bros has hired the Hughes Brothers (who once brought us the Book of Eli) to helm the project. And Screenwriter Albert Torres is working on a new script. So hopefully, we’ll get to watch the movie Akira in a not too distant future.

Akira Movie

“The story is set in a neon-lit futuristic post-nuclear war ‘Neo-Manhattan’ where a teen biker gang member is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers.”

On one hand I’m sad they they still haven’t released this live-action movie adaptation of Akira, but on the other hand they better take time to do it right, don’t want to the movie Akira to be a let down!

Akira From Neo Tokyo to New Manhattan

AkiraThe Hollywood cinema adaptation of Akira that should be released in 2009 is said to be closer to the Japanese manga than the animated movie.But well, they’re relocating the story to New Manhattan, a city rebuilt with Japanese money following an horrible explosion in a not-so-distant future…. The purist can but feel dizzy…

Akira was such a great movie:

Akira 1988 – Original English Trailer

Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Akira Soundtrack – Kaneda

More about Akira the manga animated movie on: Do you remember Akira?

Anyway let’s wish that this Akira adaptation will beat least as kickass as the 1988 Japanese animated movie!


Action/Science Fiction
Directed by Ruairi Robinson
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Rumored)
Release Date: TBA 2010

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