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“Thor 4”: Taika Waititi to Write and Direct Sequel, “Akira” Delayed Again

"Thor 4": Taika Waititi Set to Write, Direct Sequel; "Akira" Delayed Again

Taika Waititi has signed a deal to write and direct Thor 4, the sequel to his megahit Thor: Ragnarok, with Chris Hemsworth expected to return… though he probably won't be playing "Lewbowski Thor" with the beer gut. This means Waititi's remake of Akira for Warner Brothers is on hiatus. That remake, which nobody is excited about, […]

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"Akira" Manga Creator Announces New Projects

Anime Expo is currently underway at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and one of the Thursday panels spotlighted the legendary career of Katsuhiro Otomo Major anime buffs may not be familiar with the name, but Otomo is responsible for the manga series that inspired an anime movie that revolutionized the industry That manga (and movie)[...]

Katsuhiro Otomo Wins Grand Prix And Presidency For Angoulême 2016

Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo has won the Grand Prix for Angoulême, recognising a comic book creator's contribution to the artform His acceptance speech is below.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRu112Arjwo[/youtube]Otomo won with 38% of the vote, against Alan Moore and Hermann.A special prize has also been given to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. [...]

Hermann Declines Angoulême Grand Prix – Is It A Lock For Otomo? (UPDATE)

Yesterday, it was announced that the three finalists for the Angoulême Grand Prix award, which celebrates a comic book creator's lifetime contributing to the form, were Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo and Hermann.Moore had previously declined the nomination And yesterday, Hermann also declined the nomination.If Moore continues to reject this year's call, then it looks like[...]

Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo and Hermann Are Angoulême Grand Prix Finalists

Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo and Bill Watterson Moore won but declined to be so honoured, and Watterson was duly voted in.Well, the judges have picked their top three from the long list And it seems that history is repeating itself rather... Sadly not Stan Lee Not this year.And the three finalists are Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo and Hermann.It's unlikely that[...]

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Stan Lee Nominated For 2016 Angoulême Festival President

This year it was won by Bill Watterson, after Alan Moore declined the honour.Nevertheless, he is nominated again, as well as for the first time, Stan Lee!Christophe Blain Christian Binet Charles Burns Daniel Clowes Nicolas de Crécy Pierre Christin Cosey Étienne Davodeau Edika Emmanuel Guibert Hermann Alejandro Jodorowsky Quino Stan Lee Milo Manara Taiyo Matsumoto Lorenzo Mattotti Alan Moore Katsuhiro Otomo Marjane Satrapi Joann Sfar Bill Sienkiewicz Jiro Taniguchi Richard Corben Jean Van Hamme Chris WareFavourites are Katsuhiro Otomo, after he[...]

Boycott Threatens To Disrupt Angoulême Grand Prix

Binet, Christophe Blain, Charles Burns, Pierre Christin, Daniel Clowes, Richard Corben, Bernard Cosey, Étienne Davodeau, Nicolas de Crécy, Edika, Emmanuel Guibert, Hermann, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Manu Larcenet, Milo Manara, Lorenzo Mattotti, Alan Moore, Katsuhiro Otomo, Quino, Marjane Satrapi, Joann Sfar, Jiro Taniguchi, Jean Van Hamme, Chris Ware and Bill Watterson.But the Academy, who normally vote on[...]

Trailers For Captain Harlock And Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace

The film comprises four anime shorts - one by Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo, the others by Shuhei Morita, Hiroaki Ando and Hajime Katoki.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFOws06p0cY[/youtube]  Here's the first English language trailer for the CG Captain Harlock feature, as based on the Leiji Matsumoto manga It's the first CG film from Japan to have a style I'm more or[...]

Yet Another Director Attached To Akira

The most recent directors to try and mount a live action version of Akira were Ruairi Robinson, who would have been making his feature debut, and Albert Hughes who already had several well-liked, and yet more well-known pictures under his belt. Neither of those could get this thing before cameras. It seems they may have […]

Albert Hughes Ditches Akira, David O. Russell Ditches Uncharted

Both the live-action incarnation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira and big screen Uncharted movie have hit speed bumps at full force, spilling their directors in the process.It seems like Albert Hughes has been off of Akira for some time Deadline reported "it is an amicable creative differences parting of the ways" but it was up to Variety's[...]

Akira's Kaneda To Be… Keanu Reeves? That Wouldn't Be Popular

Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Robert Pattinson have left the building. It looks like negotiations are going well between Team Keanu Reeves and the producers of the new, Americanised Akira movie from director Albert Hughes. If the romance continues, he may well be coming onboard the project to play Kaneda. Though obviously not […]

Warner Bros' Shortlist For Akira Leads Is (I'm Sorry) Another Shortlist Story

This time out, the script in question is Steve Kloves' new attempt to adapt Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.According to Deadline, Warner Bros are pretty clear on who they want as Tetsuo, and who they want as Akira.Here are our possible Tetsuos: Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy And our possible Kanedas: Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake[...]

More Akira Casting – Morgan Freeman For The Colonel

In Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira, a government research project involving children with extra sensory perception results in tragedy, disaster and widespread chaos The character in charge of this project is a military Colonel who, for a long stretch of the narrative, seems to be quite the heartless bastard Ultimately, though, he's revealed to be a man[...]

Zac Efron Offered Lead Role In Akira Movie?

Poor Zac Efron – he's not very popular in the film blogosphere. For what it's worth, I think he's actually quite a charismatic little fella, and he certainly won't put me off. But then, you see, I'm not as terrified as musicals and singing and dancing as a lot of people crawling around film news […]