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Why Akira shouldn't be made into a live action

posted by Lonnie on - last edited - Viewed by 425 users

Well, its pretty obvious...because HOLYWOOD will get their stinking hands on it and make a mockery of it.

I've heard some proper bent shit like they're going to Americanize it and not even set it in Tokyo.

Who here reckons it should be a Japanese made film in Japanese? Screw the Western audience.

Lol. Actually if it was in English maybe it would be cool but as far as I'm concerned there is no director out there capable of such a job, not any big shot Hollywood douche bag anyhow.

Needs someone like, the mind of Takeshi Miike, with, let me see....mmmm....a tad bit of John Woo......see.....its imposbile...because Akira should just be left as an animation. :mad:

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  • So far the news is that it will be set in "New Manhattan" or something like that. The casting rumours seemed to pick all white actors - which kind of seems silly for a movie with defnite Japanese leads.

    Recent news however had Keanu Reeves playing Kaneda, but that has been announced as false, and just this past week, the director dropped out so they still need to find a new director before any more progress is made.

  • I wouldn't be opposed to a live action Akira if everything I'd heard about it to now hadn't sounded horrible.

  • I have a feeling this will end up like the Metroid movie - stuck in perpetual development hell.

    Akira is one of those things that, while I haven't actually watched (yet), I know full well should never be remade in live action. Animation can get away with an awful lot more than Reality, and putting the sort of things that I know happen in Akira into CGI-trying-to-look-like-real-stuff just wouldn't work.

    So yeah, I'm opposed to this. Well, as much as I can be given how utterly lazy I am.

    Also, loved American Akira. But it's 2011. Where's my movie?

  • You know, there's actually only one movie that I like for NOT being animated, and that's Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Seriously, I think every movie I've ever seen would have been more awesome if it was animated.

  • I hope its never made. wish Hollywood would die and stop raping everything, I mean...a Total Recall remake....etc...etc..just die Hollywood, DIE!!!!

  • First, congratulations of learning that Hollywood has two Ls! Go you!

    Second, Hollywood remakes stuff. It's what they do, and have done, ever since the very first film came out. Seriously - The Great Train Robbery, widely considered to be the first true motion picture when it came out in 1903, was remade the very next year, in 1904 (and yes, the remake was an inferior version).

    Remaking films is nothing new, but you have to remember one very important thing. REMAKES DO NOT INVALIDATE THE ORIGINAL. No matter how good or bad the remake is, the original still exists. It's never going to vanish just because there's a newer version of it out. In fact, people will be curious to see the original, especially if the remake sucks.

    So let Hollywood have their 'fun' in remaking stuff. It really doesn't matter. The original, the one people love so much, is still there, and people will keep loving it. If they didn't, there'd be no real reason to remake it.

    And honestly, the original Total Recall wasn't all that fantastic. I'm not saying the remake will be any better, but it's been what, 20 years? Honestly, let 'em have another go at it. The new one could be kinda fun in its own goofy way.

  • So I thought i'd nudge this thread up the top just to let you all know that I didn't like Akira. It was a gorgeous feast for the eyes but it didn't tell its story well... at all.

    Well that's what I think anyway.

  • Goddamit, I really should watch Akira. Seriously, every opportunity I get for buying a DVD, or watching at a friend's house I go "Ernh... maybe some other time" That other time has not happened, and will not happen unless I make it happen! After playing Assassin's Creed, I'm gonna get a copy and watch right away.

    Ernh... maybe tomorrow.

  • @Darth Marsden said: First, congratulations of learning that Hollywood has two Ls! Go you!

    Second, Hollywood remakes stuff. It's what they do, and have done, ever since the very first film came out. Seriously - The Great Train Robbery, widely considered to be the first true motion picture when it came out in 1903, was remade the very next year, in 1904 (and yes, the remake was an inferior version).

    Remaking films is nothing new, but you have to remember one very important thing. REMAKES DO NOT INVALIDATE THE ORIGINAL. No matter how good or bad the remake is, the original still exists. It's never going to vanish just because there's a newer version of it out. In fact, people will be curious to see the original, especially if the remake sucks.

    So let Hollywood have their 'fun' in remaking stuff. It really doesn't matter. The original, the one people love so much, is still there, and people will keep loving it. If they didn't, there'd be no real reason to remake it.

    And honestly, the original Total Recall wasn't all that fantastic. I'm not saying the remake will be any better, but it's been what, 20 years? Honestly, let 'em have another go at it. The new one could be kinda fun in its own goofy way.

    First off, congratulations on mistaking my spelling of 'Holywood' as a mistake. It was INTENTIONAL duuuh.

    But you are correct. Let the losers make Akira, see if I care!!!!

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