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Akira Saved From Hollywood’s Clutches


Anime fans dreading the rapacious assault of Hollywood upon the classic anime now in their crosshairs can breathe a sigh of relief with the news that the live action adaptation of classic science fiction tentacle anime Akira is “dead as a doornail.”

The new movie, to have been produced by some of the usual suspects, Leonardio DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Brothers, was to have been split in two parts by a green director nobody has ever heard of.

It took typically Hollywood-esque liberties with the setting and story: rather than being a futuristic biker gang story set in Neo-Tokyo, the movie was to have been a Hollywood star vehicle set in “New Manhattan” (which in a tangential connection to the events of the anime “was built with Japanese money”), and doubtless would have featured a racing tournament centred on multidimensional alien artefacts or something similar…

Via Cinema Today.

Now terrified anime fans can instead affix their frantic gaze on future adaptations of Ghost in the Shell, Death Note and Ninja Scroll, amongst other classics due to receive the Hollywood touch…

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