A Look at Unused Live-Action "Akira" Concept Art

Three cityscapes and Kaneda costume design from Rodolfo Dimaggio

More art for the shelved Hollywood live-action Akira has cropped up online. Movie/comic artist Rodolfo Dimaggio (Hulk, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) has posted a trio of cityscape concept pieces, as well as a look at its rather non-teenage version of Kaneda. 

 

 

 

Back in September, storyboards from artist Jeffrey Errico emerged online.



There were also storyboard from concept artist Sylvain Despretz's (GladiatorAlien Resurrection) 2008 work on the project.

 

 

Akira went through directors  Ruairi Robinson, Albert Hughes and Jaume Collet-Serra before stalling out on budget issues.

 

via @Atomech

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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