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Please let this fester in development hell forever... 
21st-Feb-2008 11:13 am
Anura

Reports of an Akira live action movie.

It was incoherent enough when it was an anime, I shudder to think what it will be like when Hollywood gets done with it...

EDIT: For those too scared to read the link the funniest part is that Leonardo Di Caprio may be producing it...

EDIT 22/2/08: And it gets worse: no cast details, scheduled for 2009, and they're shifting the setting to "New Manhattan"...

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21st-Feb-2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Also in the Hollywood pipeline as of today: Universal are prepping a Magic: The Gathering movie.

...HAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
21st-Feb-2008 02:02 am (UTC)
This surprises me not at all given the true name of that particular franchise. Which, naturally enough, is its Tragic: The Marketing.

Aside: the selection of Wizards of the Coast to produce the Pokemon collectable card game always had all the inevitability of radioactive decay to me...
21st-Feb-2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Funny thing is, I was just thinking if I could have the choice of what should be made into LA, I'd go Ghost in the Shell, but shot by Hong Kong directors, not Western.
21st-Feb-2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Shrugs. Not a big fan of GITS but agree with your choice of director style.
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