Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Akira" Live Action Movie Status Update!

Producers hope to start filming later this year or next year...

STATUS: Late 2011
PRODUCER: Andrew Lazar - Jon Jashni - Leonardo DiCaprio - Jennifer Davisson Killoran
DIRECTOR: Jaume Collet-Serra
LP: Ralph Winter 
WRITER: Albert Torres - Steve Kloves


When a young man's telekinesis is discovered by the military, he is taken in to be turned into a super-weapon and his brother nuts race to save him before Manhattan is destroyed by his powers. Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel. Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers. Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo's mind. Kaneda clashes with the Colonel's troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother bfore Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago. Live action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6-volume graphic novel Akira.

Source: Twitlonger

Gravure Idol Group G☆Girls Ready For CD Debut

Gravure idol unit G☆Girls will make their CD debut on September 14 with a single titled “Mahou wo Kakete Love Me Do.” The group just made their first public appearance in front of fans at the Tokyo Idol Festival 2011 that took place in Odaiba on August 27-28.

The G☆Girls group was born from the Miss FLASH gravure idol audition, which is held annually by publisher Kobunsha. The group consists of the four Miss FLASH 2011 winners – Kuroda Arisa (23), Saito Marina (19), Suzuki Fumina (21), and Nito Misaki (18) – plus five additional girls who failed to advance in the competition but were recognized for their potential. Those girls are Ishihara Miyu (19), Otsu Koto (23), Shiina Ayumi (20), Shizuka (19), and Horiguchi Anna (18).

For their first single, the 9 members have recorded two songs. The title track is described as a cute electropop tune, while the B-side is a dance number called “SPY GAME.” Three different jacket designs are available.

G☆Girls will hold a mini-live and handshake event at Sofmap in Akihabara on September 17. On September 25, they will have a gravure photo shoot in Azabu-Juban.


Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Film's Set Photos Posted

Kamiya Dojo, Kenshin's Sakaba-sword & Sanosuke's Zanba-sword, creator photographed on set

Hisashi Sasaki, deputy directorof Shueisha's Shonen Manga group, posted four photographs from the set of the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film on Wednesday. He posted photographs of the Kamiya Dojo (outsideand inside), Kenshin's Sakaba-sword and Sanosuke's Zanba-sword on the set, andRurouni Kenshin manga creator Nobuhiro Watsuki himself watching the set.
The film will open in Japan next year. 
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