At 3/30/11 05:48 PM, megakill wrote:
Akira is being adapted into a live action movie. I dont know when it was announced so I may be late to the party, but just to make sure they really, totally fuck it up beyond recognition, heres some of hollywoods great ideas:
- It is no longer taking place in Tokyo, it's now New York.
This is a pragmatic change, really. I don't think any American executive would think that Tokyo would be that relatable to most audiences in the US.
That part might be for the best.
- Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson are rumoured to be part of the main cast, even though they're all like, 15.
Justin Timberlake is almost 30, and he can actually act.
I highly recommend Black Snake Moan. He does a great job in that, even though his role is smaller than Christina Ricchi's or Samuel L Jackson's.
- Its an all white cast. No Japanese allowed.
Yes, because Holywood is going to put a bunch of Japanese people (or any other asians) in a film to please a bunch of anime fans.
- It's PG-13, and split into two parts.
OH MAN IT'S HARRY POTTER ALL OVER AGAIN.
I don't know, most of the things that would make it R rated would be easy to trim (cursing and such), while they could still pull off horrifying violence, since the MPAA has next to no problem with that.
Or they could go the way of Alien of The Thing and make the horrors only on the periphery of the audience's vision.
It's always shit when they show EVERYTHING THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE HORRIFYING AND SCARY.
Leave some to the imagination, and you'll be amazed at how effective it is.
- Tetsuo, is now Travis.:
Well, have you ever heard of an American called Tetsuo?
It's more believable for an American to be called Travis than Tetsuo, a Japanese name that would probably be unknown if he wasn't a notable anime/manga character.