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This is why Japan doesn't like western adaptations of their works.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-02-13/live-action-akira-director-says-original-characters-are-boring

Live-Action Akira Director Says Original Characters Are Boring

ComingSoon.net published an exclusive interview with stalled Akira live-action film director Jaume Collet-Serra on Monday. In the interview, Collet-Serra gave his opinion on Katsuhiro Otomo's original work, and it wasn't exactly stellar. We posted part of the interview on January 10, but it turns out Collet-Serra had more thoughts on the project than just its production schedule.

ComingSoon: It's one of those strange stories where you literally never see the main character [Akira] that is the namesake of the film!
Collet-Serra: Nobody's interesting. Tetsuo's interesting because weird shit happens to him, and Kaneda is so two-dimensional. That's part of the Japanese culture, they never have strong characters. They're used as a way to move the other philosophy forward.

When asked what Collet-Serra would like to bring to the live-action adaptation, he said, "I hope that I can bring strong characters. In the original source material, I don't think the main characters are the protagonists. What I'm hoping is to bring characters."

He also hopes to expand the film into a full trilogy.
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>>102040166
>hollywood doing a shitty adaptation
>restricted to japanese crossovers

your weeaboo is showing
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He's right. Akira is gorgeously animated, but boring as hell. Everyone suffers from sameface and there is barely any character to the characters.

I haven't read the manga though. Maybe it's better there.

>That's part of the Japanese culture, they never have strong characters.
This is complete bs however.
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I bet he thinks strong characters are your generic SEAL bald soldier in charge of saving the world and rescue his woman.
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>the director of the House of Wax remake
sounds really credible. Why can't they find directors that at least like the source material?
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>>102040166
He's right
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>>102040555
>I haven't read the manga though. Maybe it's better there.

Yes it is.
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>>102040166
>You never see Akira in the story
>basing it off the movie
>making an adaptation of an adaptation

What the actual fuck?
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I liked the Akira from VVV better
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>>102040166
Adaptation of an adaptation?

No fucking thankyou
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>>102041723
>>102042502

Purity is overrated. If an adaption is good it is good.
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we could have gotten this instead of the crappy live action movie...from Japan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQUUcB3vbsw

So far, other than maybe Cromartie and Kenshin, even Japan can't their own works justice. At least America has a bigger budget to make it somewhat average.
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>In the original source material, I don't think the main characters are the protagonists
There's so much dumb in this statement I don't know where to begin.
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That guy is a complete idiot. Tetsuo, Kaneda, the Colonel, the scientist, Kai, the government officials all have clear and distinct characteristics. Yeah none of them are Capt Jack Sparrow but that's a good thing.
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>>102043355

Except, it's not going to be good and he's going to trash the entire point of Akira.

Tetsuo has an inferiority complex and Kaneda is pretty much the influence.
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>>102040166
Why is some dickhead who hasn't read the manga directing the film?
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>>102040166

Save for the live action film Akira have been in development hell for years and Warner has "shut down" production for the fourth time.

Plus, why should I give a shit about some shitty director who directed:

House of Wax
Goal II: Living the Dream
Orphan
Unknown
Mindscape
Non-Stop
Run All Night

Safe to Akira is not taking flight any time in the near future. Nor ever will.



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