May 9, 2008

AKIRA is being made into a live action movie

Jazzy Phae, I know you'll love this! This is another gem from Daniel St. George.( thanks, Babes). Anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume graphic novel Akira into two live-action feature movies. This is being directed by Ruairi Robinson. Word is-this is his first time ever doing a full feature. His shorts are cool and have a dark look to it. I think he'll be able to pull off something interesting< style="font-weight: bold;">Silent City below>. Leonardo DiCaprio is supposed to be involved. I don' t know how I feel about that yet...
I had an old co-worker that loved this movie so much he named his son Akira. Imagine a little black boy running around NY with that Japanese name...I love it, Now thats our world today.
See the director's ( Robinson's) short below.

1 comment:

Jazmin said...

Yeah I heard about this. I'm afraid they're going to ruin it...especially w/Leonardo...he's a good actor but not for this. Also heard, and I'm not sure if this is true, that instead of it being set in futuristic Tokyo, it will be in a futuristic NY...NO!!!!
Let's keep our fingers crossed.

OMG! a little black boy w/that name!! I love it!!