Watch Akira Online

February 20, 2008 at 11:38 pm | Posted in Movies | Leave a comment


One of the best films ever made, animation or otherwise is Akira. Watch it now:

It’s recently in the news as Warner Brothers have decided to split the future live-action version into two parts with Leonardo DiCaprio producing, possibly starring. Via Empire:

The studio announced today that, under the auspices of Irish first-time director Ruairi Robinson – who was appointed last year – the live-action Akira will be based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s six-volume graphic novel, instead of his 1988 animated movie, with each movie comprising three parts.

The movies, which the filmmakers describe as Blade Runner meets City Of God (far more reassuring than, say, Blades Of Glory meets City Of Industry), have been relocated to the States as well, with the action taking place in “New Manhattan”, a vast conurbation that has risen from the ashes of New York, 31 years after it was destroyed in a nuclear attack.

The first movie is now being fast-tracked for a summer 2009 release, with scripts written by Gary Whitta.


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