I Am King of the World, Tetsuo…

Posted: February 22, 2008 in Scifi
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As I was reading SCIFI.COM this morning, it appears a trend in Anime films to be done in a live action format. Later this year, we have Speed Racer and Tobey Macquire is planning on doing Robotech in the near future. Now, Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Warner Bros. to bring Akira in a live action adaptation.

I remember seeing this movie back in 1988 in NY on the big screen. Akira really captured my imagination and started a liking for all things Anime. However, this begs the question, “Can a live action anime film work or computer generated version a la Final Fantasy?” On a side note, Jon Peters is one of the producers which is of some concern. I watch An Evening with Kevin Smith in which he talked about his experience with the Superman project with Peters. All I can say, “Giant spiders and polar bears.” Beware.

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