Another familiar face returns for Avatar 2. Sean Gunn teases the obvious for Avengers: Infinity War. Ben Mendelsohn talks about his approach to playing a villain for Ready Player One. Plus, Tom Holland on joining Uncharted, what’s to come on Fear the Walking Dead, and a kickass clip from Atomic Blonde. To me, my…
The anime version of Katsushiro Otomo’s classic scifi manga became a worldwide phenomenon when it came out 1988. But the manga artist who created Neo-Tokyo thought the movie was terrible after his first look at it, and was sure it was going to be a flop.
Another name is being floated for the Akira remake. David Leitch talks about what might have been with one potential Cable for Deadpool 2. Annabelle 2 gets a name change. Plus, new pictures from Wonder Woman, good news for The Santa Clarita Diet, and a new look at The Flash’s return next month. Spoilers now!
Zack Snyder discusses the importance of Superman in Justice League. Jessica Chastain throws her hat in the ring for Gotham City Sirens. Michael Keaton compares his Spider-Man: Homecoming villain to Tony Stark. Plus, new details about the Tomb Raider reboot, and a ton of new pictures from American Gods. To me, my…
Thanks to his work on both the seminal manga and its animated adaptation, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will forever be remembered as an icon of the comics industry. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the manga this year, Kodansha has put together a tribute book containing art from artists across the world—and we’ve…
Akira is considered an all-time classic in animation for many reasons—but one rarely championed is the way it uses light in the movie to support Katsuhiro Otomo’s commentary on the grim future of Neo-Tokyo.
Akira is one of the best and most beloved anime* of all time. Full stop.
The idea of a live-action American remake of the seminal anime movie Akira has always seemed like a disaster in the making to me, and the fact that the movie has languished in various forms of development hell seems to corroborate that idea. But after seeing this concept art of Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in…
Director Jaume Collet-Serra released The Shallows this week but, before that, he was long attached to adapt Akira into a live action film. Akira, of course, is famous for its 1988 animated adaptation but the new version didn’t happen. (Insert “Tetsuo” scream here). “It is very difficult,” he told us of the task. “It’s…
Since The Shallows is a shark movie, director Jaume Collet-Serra researched the crap out of sharks in preparation—the result of which is a film that explores aspects of the creatures we’ve rarely seen before. The weird thing is that the director himself doesn’t see The Shallows as a shark movie.
As recognizable as the characters in our favorite scifi movies are, the landscapes are what completes the vision. A new poster set by artist Jordan Buckner focuses on these familiar cinematic vistas, and each one is more gorgeous than the next.
Even if you don’t know the name “Craig Drake,” odds are you recognize his style. The artist spent a good chunk of his early career at Lucasfilm and the company still uses his designs today. Now, Drake has a book of his posters on the way and we’ve got an exclusive first look.
Warner Bros. has been trying to make a live-action Akira movie for as long as we can remember. Multiple filmmakers, actors, and writers have unsuccessfully tried to adapt the graphic novel turned iconic animated film for Hollywood. Now comes the biggest Akira rumor yet.
Whenever you see a beloved classic getting reinvented for the big screen, you hear that the people involved were huge fans of the original. Studio execs at a Comic-Con panel today said they make sure that fans are part of the creative process on a big project—but not for the reason you might think.
Warner Bros.’ attempt to make an Akira movie has been damn near never-ending. The latest attempt to get the movie off the ground is to hire Daredevil writer-producer Marco Ramirez to write the adaptation.
Akira is wonderful. The Simpsons is wonderful. Put them together and you get something pretty special.
If you've been near a theater in the last few years, you've seen it happen: Somewhere deep in the middle of a bustling city an ill-defined ball of crackling "energy" swells. But just where does this rapidly-spreading trope come from? Here are its origins.
If you think Akira's glowing vehicles were just a fantasy coming from Katsuhiro Otomo's mind you are wrong. Bōsōzokus—biker gangs—existed before Akira and, as you can see in this video, they still drive their extravagant modified vehicles through the roads of Tokyo.
It's a shame. For such an awesome manga/film as Akira is, its games have been pretty shoddy. One, however, was so shoddy it was never even released. The story of this missing game is one that's eluded folks for some time, but today, we've finally got some footage of it (well, the Genesis version at least).