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Akira Live action may not be Dead
Posted by LadyPSerenity in News Articles July 03, 2009 at 08:59:42 PM

Manga.com (US Site) is reporting that there might not be an end all to end all for the Live Action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.



According to Manga.com Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the star of 500 Days of Summer, said "You never know" when asked if the project was truly dead. Though this is far from a confirmation it may be just the flicker of hope that most fans were looking for. Besides it's a lot better than his comments last year which did not even acknowledge any connection to the project.


“Akira”, which ran for almost ten years in a serialized format, was famously adapted in 1988 as a feature-length anime, one of the first to have a major impact in the US. News hit last year that Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, was working on a live-action version to be split between two different films. Gordon-Levitt was rumored to star as Tetsuo, the best friend of the main character, Kaneda, who, after an accident, manifests incredible, godlike, psychic abilities and becomes the story’s chief antagonist. ~ Manga.com

Bloody Digusting reported recently that, according to anonymous (and unofficial) sources, director Ruairi Robinson is off the project and that it is, for all intents and purposes, completely dead.

Maybe the response was just wishful thinking?

Source: Manga.Com
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