Hollywood loves to adapt old films and TV shows into new, rebooted versions. Occasionally, they look to Japanese anime for inspiration, such as with Astro Boy, Dragon Ball, Speed Racer, and the upcoming Ghost in the Shell. There are many anime projects that would make for excellent movies, if they were done right. Here are seven works of anime that have the potential to be big hits as live-action Hollywood films.
It seemed to be as unlikely to get made as a sequel to the Green Lantern, but now it seems the American version of Akira is being raised from the movie-graveyard by director Jaume Collet-Serra, who has told ComingSoon.net “We’re working on it”.
The 1988 anime film Akira is one of the most talked about and influential animated films ever to come out of the Japanese film industry. For almost two decades there have been discussions about adapting the film into a live-action epic, all of which have been aborted. Why can’t Hollywood manage to get this done? Is the movie unfilmable or is this just a case of the big movie studios being unwilling to take a risk?
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Twitch have broken the news that British stars Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter have been offered roles in the recently green lit Akira.
The big man himself over at AINT IT COOL NEWS is reporting that Albert Hughes will helm AKIRA sans his brother, and directing partner, Allen. Now I know there are plenty of others on this site better suited to discuss the AKIRA aspect of this story so I'll leave that to them but what comes is a disapointment to me is that the Hughes Brothers have once again went solo.