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Postby Rosenakahara » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:54 pm

Well this came out of nowhere.
Oh boy this isn't gonna go well, even the anime adaptation of akira couldn't get it right, what the hell makes you think a live action version is the way to go nolan.
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:56 pm

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The anime adaptation was going to have to be different anyway: it was competed before the manga was even halfway through, and the original writer was still involved. So it gets a pass.

In the very least, Nolan is attached to the project. I don't want it to be made, but if it's gonna get made, Nolan would be good to helm it.
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Postby Ray » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:41 pm

I'll be posting my full reaction to this on the "Whitewashing and diversity in Hollywood" thread.

I can tell you who they're going to cast in these obviously Japanese Roles.

Leo Dicaprio, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy or any of the billion+ other white people that already have a career instead of taking a chance on an unproven Japanese or Asian American Actor.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:52 pm

Well, Chris Nolan is at least a far better director than I would have expected from the series.

And honestly, just so long as they kept the character Akira a Japanese boy, technically it can still make sense while still being localized for a different audience.

I'm a bit more optimistic about this than any other news on this that I've heard in my entire life. However, I'm still not all that hopeful about it, mostly because this strikes me as being so surreal that I'm expecting at any moment that it will be debunked.
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Postby robersora » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:37 am

Well, as with everything related to this Live Action version, this news is yet again so wishy-washy, I won't hold my breath.
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Postby unz » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:36 am

View Original PostRosenakahara wrote:Well this came out of nowhere.
Oh boy this isn't gonna go well, even the anime adaptation of akira couldn't get it right, what the hell makes you think a live action version is the way to go nolan.



Something I don't like is internet rumors to get traffic especially relying on fans who will spam the internet with links. But this rumor wasn't denied was it? Maybe it's half life live action;0




" Leo Dicaprio, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy or any of the billion+ other white people that already have a career instead of taking a chance on an unproven Japanese or Asian American Actor."

Whole reason why america keeps saving the day anywhere anytime.

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Postby BrikHaus » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:30 pm

I highly doubt Nolan will direct. I can see him producing, though.
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Postby Sachi » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:51 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:I can tell you who they're going to cast in these obviously Japanese Roles.

Leo Dicaprio, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy or any of the billion+ other white people that already have a career instead of taking a chance on an unproven Japanese or Asian American Actor.

Christian Bale was relatively unknown before Batman Begins; not that he wouldn't have been successful without Nolan, but the Dark Knight trilogy did tons for Bale's career.
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Postby Dima » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:53 pm

View Original PostSachi wrote:Christian Bale was relatively unknown before Batman Begins


Not really. Empire of the Sun, Little Women, Velvet Goldmine, Equilibrium, American Psycho, The Machinist.

Anyway, an Evangelion live action adaption has more chances instead of Akira.
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Postby Ray » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:02 pm

Well a Live Action all white cast death note movie is in production.
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Postby Sachi » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:40 pm

View Original PostDima wrote:Not really. Empire of the Sun, Little Women, Velvet Goldmine, Equilibrium, American Psycho, The Machinist.

Great films with great performances, for sure, but all nothing in terms of mainstream success compared to The Dark Knight.
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Postby KobayashiRiku » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:14 pm

View Original PostDima wrote:Anyway, an Evangelion live action adaption has more chances instead of Akira.


And thankfully that got lost in Development Hell years ago, after Dragon Ball Evolution I lost faith in western directors making a faithful anime adaption. Just like Uwe Bolle crushed my faith in videogame movies lol

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Postby Ray » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:37 pm

View Original PostKobayashiRiku wrote: Just like Adam Sandler crushed my faith in videogame movies lol


Fixed that for you. :tongue:
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Postby KobayashiRiku » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:28 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:Fixed that for you. :tongue:


Yeah that too lol

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Postby Dima » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:28 am

View Original PostSachi wrote:Great films with great performances, for sure, but all nothing in terms of mainstream success compared to The Dark Knight.


Empire of the Sun, Little Ladies, American Psycho and The Machinist were pretty much mainstream back then, especially when you consider how box office was. Limited openings, no world tours for promotions, no big presence in Asia/China. Back then it was nothing like now. Few films could gross 500 million back then unless it had a huge budget, was sci-fi something and had a big marketing campaign. Aside all that you don't need a film to gross 1 billion in order to be mainstream.

I agree that Velvet Goldmine and Equilibrium are a pale comparison to all this, but they are mostly considered ''cult classics'' cause of the high VHS/DVD sales and views on TV.
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