BOOK OF ELI DIRECTORS WANT AKIRA NEXT
Rumors are circulating that the Hughes Brothers’ next project could be a live-action remake of Akira. But they don’t just want one film — the Warner Brothers picture is planned as a two-parter.
New York Magazine says Warners is in negotiations with the Albert and Allen Hughes to direct a live-action remake of Otomo’s cult classic manga Akira. The script is from Iron Man and Children of Men writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Which, last we heard, was being tweaked by the team last September, after Ruairi Robinson left the picture.
It sounds like WB has found two people ready to tackle this insane project — if only their Book of Eli hadn’t been such a disappointment, we’d be more excited. That being said, we’ve got great faith in the screenplay based on the writers’ previous work.
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HOW PERCY JACKSON MOVIE MADE KID STUFF KICK ASS
Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians books were written for a young audience, but the movie version wants to hold its own with the badass Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises. So screenwriter Craig Titley, a Ph.D. in mythological studies, turned Riordan’s modern-day take on Greek mythology into a grown-up adventure.
In the books, Percy Jackson is 12 years old and diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. He finds out that his father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. Titley thought an extra five years would make Hollywood’s Percy cooler.
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MORE NEW TOYS POURS OUT OF TOY STORY 3’s LATEST TRAILER
Meet all the brand new toys in Toy Story 3’s daycare center from hell, including Barbie’s boyfriend, decked out in some classy light blue short-shorts — and he’s voiced by Michael Keaton. Let hope he uses his Beetlejuice voice.
Read more and see Toy Story 3 trailer here…
Do you think Akira would fair better than the Book of Eli?
Percy Jackson open tomorrow. Will you being seeing it?
Toy Story 3 looks really cute. I love the addition of Barbie and Ken.