This Is The Closest We'll Ever Get To A Great, Live-Action Akira Movie

Stop what you are doing and watch the trailer for the fan-made film The Akira Project. Set in Neo Tokyo, (NOT Neo New York, thank god) this crowd-sourced project is probably as close as well ever get to a non-garbage translation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.

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Producer and director Nguyen-Anh Nguyen created this non-profit feature thanks to a successful Indiegogo campaign back in 2012. All they wanted to do was present a translation of this movie that wasn't a white washed creation set in America, basically they wanted to be true to the source material. We think they were pretty successful.

[Via Shut Up And Eat Your Awesome]

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Lars K Tennyson

Sadly this is something Hollywood will never understand because they always THINK they can "improve" an idea by committee. A bunch of morons sit around a board room table and pitch ideas:
"Y'know what would make this better? Setting it in New York!"
"Oh, Bravo Jim! Great Idea. And while we're on the subject do you think we can tone down the Asian influences and get it closer to something American audiences can relate to?"
"I was thinking the SAME THING! But we should have a person of color in there, wouldn't want to be racist..."
"Absolutely correct Larry, who hot in the young African American set?"
"While we're on the subject of modification, how married to the motorbike thing are we? I don't know if people are going to understand this futuristic bike."
"When you're right, you're right Bob! Glad we sorted this all out, let's go snort a shit-load of coke and try to bang some 17 year-olds!"