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Akira: Taika Waititi Would Want to Adapt the Manga, Not the Anime Taika Waititi has spoken about his involvement with the live action version of Akira – and how he would go about adapting the story. The Akira anime was adapted from a cyberpunk manga series of the same name by Katsuhiro Otomo – who also wrote and directed the movie. The anime is rightly considered a groundbreaking piece of work and helped popularize anime in the West. Since 2002, Warner Bros. has mounted several attempts at making a live action Akira, with various actors, directors and writers being attached.

Thor: Ragnarok Includes Two Post-Credits Scenes Following the world premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, it has been revealed that it has two post-credits scenes attached. When jumpstarting the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with Iron Man, Marvel Studios implemented a segment of their films that has now become standard for them, but also somewhat common among other Hollywood franchises.

Eli Roth's 'Death Wish' Remake Has Been Pushed to 2018 Though a specific reason hasn’t been given, a week after the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Death Wish has been delayed to March of next year. Continue reading…

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 for seven figures but nothing has ever gotten beyond pre-production. The picture got close several times. Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta wrote a script which originally had Ruairi Robinson aboard to direct.

Amazon unleashes trailer for horror anthology series Lore I've never had the pleasure to listen to Aaron Mahnke's LORE podcast as of yet, though I've heard great things (I mainly just listen to bad movie podcasts like The Flophouse and We Hate Movies). However, it is described on the official website as "an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side... Read More...

Wonder Woman's Jason Fuchs to pen script for Andy Muschietti's Robotech A live-action adaptation of 80's anime series Robotech has been in the works for a decade, but a revolving door of studios, directors, and stars have kept the project from gaining much traction. Sony Pictures aquired the rights to the series over two years ago and set James Wan (THE CONJURING) to direct, but Wan later departed to take the helm of AQUAMAN. The studio then snagged Andy Muschietti (IT) to... Read More...

Helen Mirren will return to the Fast & Furious series under one condition While super humans Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham have become valuable assets to the FAST AND THE FURIOUS ensemble, FATE OF THE FURIOUS got a serious thespian boost when Oscar-winners Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren signed on. Though Theron is unlikely to return to the series, Mirren recently talked about how she’s more than willing to return for more movies, only if her one very legitimate demand is... Read More...

‘The Crow Reborn’ Finds A New Nest At Sony Pictures After being buried under the weight of Relativity Media’ bankruptcy proceedings and a number of creative incarnations, The Crow Reborn has risen like a phoenix from the ashes and found a new home at Sony Pictures. While this iteration will take some nods from the original 1994 movie that starred Brandon Lee and directed by Alex Proyas, The Crow Reborn will reboot the franchise and stay faithful to O’Barr’s graphic novel. Original producer Edward R. Pressman will now produce with Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films and Kevin Misher‘s Misher Films.

Warner Bros. and New Line must be feeling pretty good about director Andy Muschietti‘s big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Box office tracking predicts a blockbuster. The early buzz has been very positive. The trailers are just plain creepy. Since the movie only adapts one half of King’s massive novel, there’s plenty of room for a sequel. If everything goes right, it’s a no-brainer. While Muschietti recently signed on to make a live-action version of Robotech, he’s now made it clear that his first priority is the It sequel.

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