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23rd February 2008 5:51  #1

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Akira
Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira is being remade as 2 live action films. Leonardo DiCaprio is producing, Ruari Robinson directs and the location is moved from New Tokyo to New Manhattan.

The second i read that DiCaprio was involved i thought it was a bad idea.

23rd February 2008 16:10  #2

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
HOw could you ever replicate the original??!

Fantastic film!

I would hope maybe someone like James Cameron might be worth letting him have a go but I will reserve that opinion till Battle Angel comes out

23rd February 2008 17:47  #3

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Worst Nightmare wrote: I would hope maybe someone like James Cameron might be worth letting him have a go but I will reserve that opinion till Battle Angel comes out

I remember reading that James Cameron looked at making a live action version of Akira before he did Titanic but abandoned it when the esimated budget came in at $300million

23rd February 2008 23:06  #4

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Cameron would have been in his element filming something like Akira as opposed to the cliched romance of Titanic. The only part of that movie that works is when it becomes a disaster movie.

24th February 2008 1:40  #5

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
scottmck wrote: I remember reading that James Cameron looked at making a live action version of Akira before he did Titanic but abandoned it when the esimated budget came in at $300million

I love that. I mean, look at 11 years ago, when Ridley Scott was going to have a go at "I am Legend" with Arnie. They pulled the plug because it would end up costing $100-$150 Million.

Irony much?

24th February 2008 4:10  #6

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: scottmck wrote: I remember reading that James Cameron looked at making a live action version of Akira before he did Titanic but abandoned it when the esimated budget came in at $300million

I love that. I mean, look at 11 years ago, when Ridley Scott
was going to have a go at "I am Legend" with Arnie. They pulled the plug because it would end up costing $100-$150 Million.

Irony much?


They could probably do Akira for the same budget as I Am Legend but Camerons excesses would mean a hugely inflated budget.

24th February 2008 16:33  #7

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
m@tt wrote: Cameron would have been in his element filming something like Akira as opposed to the cliched romance of Titanic. The only part of that movie that works is when it becomes a disaster movie.
*******
How do you know that for sure?
Has he told you? Hmmm hmmmmmm?

24th February 2008 17:19  #8

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Almost sounds like a book that Stephen King & Peter Straub wrote called "The Talisman" quite a few years ago - a great read by the way - and it once had Steven Spielberg attached to it.....

Still waiting....

24th February 2008 22:57  #9

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Nic Mall wrote: m@tt wrote: Cameron would have been in his element filming something like Akira as opposed to the cliched romance of Titanic. The only part of that movie that works is when it becomes a disaster movie.
*******
How do you know that for sure?
Has he told you? Hmmm hmmmmmm?


Yes Nic we had tea and scones in his mini sub by the Titanic and thats when he told me.

28th February 2008 2:40  #10

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
This is old news and not likely to actually happen. Last I heard the city was Los Angeles, not Manhattan. At any rate, I wouldnt start lining up anytime soon.

31st March 2008 8:38  #11

brassmonkey Member Join Date: March 2008 Location: United States Posts: 9
I didn't really think Akira was all that superb. I mean it wasn't terrible, but not as great as some people make it out to be. I guess I am in the minority on this though, maybe it was just over hyped before I watched it.

4th April 2008 19:03  #12

Jackal5 Member Join Date: April 2008 Location: United States Posts: 2
That animated version of Akira could have been better. I have 33 of the graphic novels that I bought back in the late 1980s. They differ from the animation in a number of places. I guess it's to be expected.

This is one movie Hollywood would definitely ruin.

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