Ruari Robinson almost directed Akira, but got lucky and hopped over to Last Days on Mars instead. This one actually got made.
I visited the set and stood right where these shots were filmed. It was an exquisitely detailed build and full of ideas. I hope some of that comes across in the following clip.
The film should also benefit from its cast, which is quite the incredible line up: Olivia Williams, Liev Schreiber, Johnny Harris, Elias Koteas. Romola Garai is in there too, and Goran Kostic and Tom Cullen. I spoke to many of them during my visit, and once I get the go ahead, I'll have a lot more to tell you about this film.
Thanks to Quiet Earth for the pointer.
We're still waiting to hear when Last Days will be released. I'll keep you posted.