The Akira Project Aims For Live-Action Trailer
As a general rule, I tend to take remakes and adaptations with a grain of salt. I’ve been let down in the past by horrible renditions of my favorite films, novels, comics, and games, and it’s gotten to the point where I don’t even bat a lash at certain iterations. I’m sure you can relate.
So when I stumbled upon The Akira Project, I’ll admit that I was skeptical. There’s only so much that a fan-made film (or trailer, in this instance) can accomplish, purely out of a lack of resources and budget constraints. Upon closer inspection, I realized this project had something that a lot of remakes didn’t: it had heart. Each member working on The Akira Project is honestly doing it with love. That, in itself, was enough to incite me to take a closer look.
CineGround, the Canadian production company responsible for helming the project, are eager to take their adaption of Akira to the next level. They have a tight-knit team working to keep this adaptation as close to the original as possible. Their ultimate goal? “To do Akira justice.”
Hollywood has been tossing around the idea of a live-action Akira film for years, with talks of present-day Manhattan replacing Neo-Tokyo and other such blasphemies. CineGround wants to turn that idea on its head, and their desire to fund a full-length trailer for the manga-turned-anime seems like it has the right idea.
You can find out more information about the project here, and you can donate over at their IndieGoGo if you want to help these guys get their awesome project off the ground. If this is in any way successful, there’s a good chance that this could truly mean some wonderful things for the world of Akira.
at the very least i can get behind no kristen stewart, no neo-new york and no white washing