At this weekend's San Diego Comic Con, Kodansha Comics announced plans for new releases of a pair of sci-fi classics. Timed for the live-action adaptation, a new, deluxe re-release of Ghost in the Shell, 1, 1.5 and 2 is slated for 2017. A set of the complete Akira is also being prepared for 2017. More after the jump.
In a Meet The Movie Press video from Popcorn Talk Network, Jeff Sneider, a film reporter for The Wrap, has indicated that Warner Bros. is eyeing Justin Lin (The Fast And the Furious 3-6) for their live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's anime/manga classic Akira. More after the jump.
Kodansha Comics had a couple of announcements to make at this weekend's Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, Washington. First, after saying that there was uncertainty about whether they'd be continuing Vinland Saga without fan support, they are confirming plans to continue the acclaimed historical Viking manga. Then, they announced plans for an anniversary collection of the classic Akira.
Katsuhiro Otomo has reportedly revealed a potential bombshell development for his classic sci-fi epic, Akira. While speaking as Guest of Honor at Paris' Angouleme comic festival, the manga and anime legend was asked about the possibility of another adaptation of the 80s classic. More after the jump.
Cinephiles and animation otaku in Tokyo and Kawaguchi are in for a treat, because both locations will be hosting special, limited edition HDCAM SR screenings of the 1988 anime masterpiece, Akira. Hit the jump to learn more about how Neo-Tokyo is about to explode.
Hot off the success of Fury Road, Mad Max series director George Miller is being linked to a lot of big Hollywood projects. Apparently, given time constraints, the long-in-development live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's sci-fi classic Akira will not be one of them. Talking to Yahoo Movies UK, Miller explained his relationship with the project and the original work. More after the jump.