By Don Kaye, Source: Blastr.com
Welcome to a new age in Hollywood, where studios are putting major projects on hold if the numbers don’t line up. The latest victim? The new live-action version of Akira.
According to Heat Vision, the film is being shut down while Warner Bros. Pictures and the filmmakers reassess its budget. The production offices in Vancouver are being closed and the staff is being sent home, while director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan) and the producers will take the next two weeks to go over the script and find ways to squeeze a few more dollars out of it. Continue reading
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
We know that Tron’s Garret Hedlund is playing Kaneda in Warner’s Americanized remake of the manga and anime classic Akira—and that names like Kristen Stewart and Ken Watanabe are being floated for other roles—but we’ve only just now got a real sense of how the story will change. Continue reading
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The Americanized, Hollywoodized adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s groundbreaking manga series is finally taxiing for take off. Director Albert Hughes has a script—rewritten by Harry Potter’s Steve Kloves—-that the Powers That Be like and is ready to shoot this summer. But who’ll play the two starring roles?
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