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The Fringe: Akira Storyboards Reveal a Movie You Probably Won't See

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shocktillyoudrop.com – The Fringe is a place where non-horror genre films can get some play on Shock. These films might be sci-fi, fantasy or action - and certainly contain some horror elements - but will likely be light on scares, or, straight-up "horror." Still, they might be of interest to you. The live-action version of Akira is currently on hold. 8 years 9 weeks ago via theothersenhman

What's Popping: 'Bridesmaids 2', 'Akira', 'Star Trek 2', 'Jupiter Ascending'

1:14 PM 1/7/2012 by Binh Ngo
Bridesmaids 2 Without Kristen Wiig Universal is eager to move forward with the sequel to the 2011 hit comedy Bridesmaids, according to the Hollywood Reporter. With a world wide gross of $288 million on a budget of $33 million, who can blame them? Kristen Wiig, one of the movie's writer and star, was wined and dined by Universal's President & COO Ron Meyer and it was not difficult to imagine a big check was dangled in front of Wiig at that point.

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Can Dark Knight or Green Lantern Writers Save Akira?

feeds.ign.com – Can the screenwriters of either The Dark Knight or Green Lantern revise the script for Akira to the studio's satisfaction in order to save the movie? 8 years 20 weeks ago via brucelee
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'Akira' Production Offices Shut Down As Warner Bros. Scrutinizes Budget

feedproxy.google.com – The production offices in Vancouver are being closed, with below-the-line talent and crew told to stop working. “Everybody is being sent home,” according to an insider. 8 years 20 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Casting Call For 'Akira' Includes Some New Details

bleedingcool.com – Casting is underway for Jaume Collet-Serra‘s new, Americanised, live-action adaptation of Akira, and this includes extras and stand-ins. 8 years 25 weeks ago via jackiechan
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No Oldman For 'Akira', WB Offering The Colonel To Ken Watanabe

feedproxy.google.com – Those wondering when the Jaume Collet-Serra directed US adaptation of Akira would get around to casting someone Japanese may have just gotten their answer. Twitch broke word late in October that Gary Oldman had been offered the part of The Colonel in the film and now, with the actor and Warner Brothers unable to close the deal, we have learned that the part is being offered to Ken Watanabe instead. 8 years 26 weeks ago via jackiechan

Akira

Posted November 21st, 2011 by Binh Ngo

The leader of a bike gang tries to save his friend a government agency who uses his friend for psychic experiments. Due to budget issues, the movie has been placed on the backburner. Tetsuo and Kaneda would have been brothers in this live-action adaptation.

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Hot Actors Testing for Key 'Akira' Role

hollywoodreporter.com – Michael Pitt, Paul Dano and Alden Ehrenreich are among those taking part in testing for a part opposite Garret Hedlund and possibly Kristen Stewart in the adaptation of the Japanese classic. 8 years 27 weeks ago via brucelee
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Kristen Stewart Offered Kei In 'Akira'

twitchfilm.com – The live-action take on Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga moving forward, Akira may have found its Kei. Twitch reports that The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart is in talks to play the female lead. 8 years 27 weeks ago via jetli
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'Akira' Now Testing Ezra Miller, Alden Ehrenreich To Play Tetsuo

cinemablend.com – THR says Warner Bros. is reading a lot of actors for the part, but the names mentioned most often are Ezra Miller and Alden Ehrenrenreich, both up-and-comers without titles even as big as Hedlund's Tron: Legacy to their names. 8 years 29 weeks ago via jackiechan
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The leader of a bike gang tries to save his friend a government agency who uses his friend for psychic experiments. Due to budget issues, the movie has been placed on the backburner. Tetsuo and Kaneda would have been brothers in this live-action adaptation.
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