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Post By Highlander. 09/11/10, 12:01 pm

http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=122161&fm=psp,tst



thoughts?


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Re: Akira live action
Post By Kitten Slave. 09/11/10, 12:33 pm

Zac Efron.
I feel sick.
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Post By Blooberry. 09/11/10, 12:35 pm



And I though that the rumor that he was going to play Light in an american live action death note movie was bad.

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Post By Crimson Dragon. 09/11/10, 12:46 pm

just no
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Post By Riven_. 09/11/10, 03:03 pm

... It was bad enought that they were planning to make this a pg-13 version.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy??
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Post By Nikopol. 09/11/10, 03:34 pm

Yeah, the fact that it is PG13 is more of a bummer than the actor. Oh well.
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Re: Akira live action
Post By Guest. 10/11/10, 12:38 am

Two words:
Dragonball. Evolution.

I will have to hear damn good reviews before I even think about paying for this. Or even getting a download.

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Post By Highlander. 10/11/10, 10:32 am

Blooberry wrote:


And I though that the rumor that he was going to play Light in an american live action death note movie was bad.

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Yeah I heard rumor of an american death note movie. But why, are American's so racist they don't watch Asian movies.
Yeah right, of course they do. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon anyone? And I'm sure they some of them watched Death Note too. Of course if it's all in the tradition of the Last Airbender Live Action Movie it will fail badly.
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Post By Sonic Reducer. 10/11/10, 12:54 pm

I guess in this case its different. Where with Akira they do say it is set in Tokyo. But again. The Zac Efron stuff its always just rumour. Its because they know it will create nerd rage and it does and I shake my head and burn down an orphanage. And no one blames me because they understand.

The original cast was Leo Dicaprio and Joseph Gordon Lovitt? (lovett?... however its spelt). But that fell apart for whatever reason and now is in development hell.. along with Death Note.. anything you hear will be rumour and its worse when the media buys into it (the Lovett part was strangely part true despite the report saying he denied rumours)

Anyway. I always get riled up that the cast always seemingly has to be asian. While I agree in this case I understand that in an american audience its primialry white and therefore white cast is more relatable. I dont tend to worry about cast beyond talent. Race doesn't bother me but seems to bother everyone else.
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Post By Kitten Slave. 10/11/10, 01:04 pm

I dont care about the asian thing, I do care about the whole "Akira: Dancing in New York" thing.
The dude is going to have to suddenly become amazingly badass for me to even think of looking at him seriously.

They were going to do the same thing to the Gantz movie as well.

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Post By Highlander. 10/11/10, 01:10 pm

Why do it unless they can do it at least as good as the original?
Otherwise watch the original.
My rule for every adaption, ever.

And if you really want a american hit you would film with Hispanics, as soon there will be more Hispanics than any other group in america.
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Post By sakkaf. 10/11/10, 01:47 pm

I want Kanye to do it.

Zac aside, I think they're gonna overdo it with kungfu montages.
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Re: Akira live action
Post By Sonic Reducer. 11/11/10, 10:20 am

I look at the american film look at the moment.. see this gritty dark semi futuristic wasteland nonse....and then realise its perfect for akia..then i cry..a lot
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Post By Riven_. 11/11/10, 12:05 pm

Kitten Slave wrote:
I do care about the whole "Akira: Dancing in New York" thing.

Is it bad that I want to see this movie?
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Post By Highlander. 11/11/10, 12:26 pm

Riven_ wrote:
Kitten Slave wrote:
I do care about the whole "Akira: Dancing in New York" thing.

Is it bad that I want to see this movie?

We shall let you mull this one over.

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Re: Akira live action
Post By carnione. 12/11/10, 11:36 am

This just made me die a little (and really only a little) and hit exit. It isn't confirmed though, right? Very Happy

edit: Also, "manga comic" seems a bit redundant. Even if it is only phrased like that for readers that don't know what manga are..?
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Post By Cookie Monster. 06/12/10, 11:57 pm

Late Post.
The original (live action) wasn't so good,as most cross-overs are. But in my opinion, American FIlm companies/directors should leave well alone.
Just take a look at Dragon Ball Evolution
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Post By Sonic Reducer. 09/12/10, 12:13 pm

The film is semiconfirmed. A film company owns the rights to make it and a script is being worked on. Beyond that... Nope.

This whole "look at Dragonball evolution" thing is actually bugging me now. I'm unsure how one bad movie means you can't make any more movies again. I burnt my dinner once. Didn't mean I gave up on cooking.
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Post By Tails. 09/12/10, 12:33 pm

After seeing Zac Efron in 17 Again I realised he's a good actor when not smothered with the new Disney crap. So I think he'd be fine. And $300 million going into this film? I'm looking forward to it, if it's true. Who knows? Could be good!
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Post By Highlander. 09/12/10, 12:39 pm

It would certainly be an interesting script to try to convert to a mainstream movie. Mind you the amount of movies recent years about people with weird mind bending powers ...
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Post By Cookie Monster. 09/12/10, 02:08 pm

Sonic Reducer wrote:
This whole "look at Dragonball evolution" thing is actually bugging me now. I'm unsure how one bad movie means you can't make any more movies again. I burnt my dinner once. Didn't mean I gave up on cooking.

I didn't say they shouldn't make it, I said it shouldn't be done by an American Film Studio. Take the early vido games to movies; they were either done to cash in, or changed "to appeal to a borader audience", where the whole meaning was lost.
-However now the adaptions are pretty good.
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Post By Highlander. 09/12/10, 02:22 pm

Well I have seen a Japanese film set in Poland, shot in Poland, with polish actors, in polish. (Apparently it was cheaper to hire mean as military hardware, so he just moved the whole production there.) The quality and appeal of recent Asian films has been spectacular, so it would actually be good to see them do some of the new live adaption of essentially Japanese stories. Would be less jarring to see a Japanese movie with Japanese actors in Japan vs. New York with a token Japanese/American actor.
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Post By Sonic Reducer. 19/12/10, 04:08 am

Lets just bomb america.
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Post By Tails. 19/12/10, 05:10 am

Sonic Reducer wrote:
Lets just bomb america.

I'm pretty sure thousands of people are already plotting that right now.
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Post By Cookie Monster. 19/12/10, 09:41 am

Bombing is so 1990's.
We shall poison their waterways from our jobs as desalination workers.... they'll never know.

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