New Zealand's writer/director/actor/artist Taika Waititi has already gained critical recognition with works like his Oscar nominated short "Two Cars, One Night" and a cult following with quirky films like horror mockumentary What We Do In the Shadows. Now, he's ready to break big with Marvel comics movie Thor: Ragnarok. Recently premiered and set to open wide November 3rd, there's talk of putting in him the proximity of Warner Bros.' long gestating adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.
Katsuhiro Otomo's 1982 sci-fi manga, Akira and the 1988 anime, are admired by readers, watchers, and fellow creators around the world. Yet, though Otomo is still an active artist at age 63 (he has his own new anime and manga in development), his own feeling towards the classic seem to have a complex distance.
Shibuya Parco, a shopping mall in Shibuya known for its galleries and fashionable stores, is creating a gigantic mural dedicated to the artwork of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic cyberpunk manga, Akira. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following a super-success with horror Get Out ($214 million worldwide against a budget of $4.5 million), Warner Bros. reportedly "aggressively" courted sketch-comedy veteran Jordan Peele to direct their live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga/anime Akira. Now, a month after movie news buzzed over the possibility, Peele has explained why its not happening. More after the jump.