Check Out Storyboards from the ‘Akira’ Film That Never Was…

- 03-22-12Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

I know, we all hate the very idea that some Hollywood types think that they’re sharp enough and talented enough to remake Akira as a live-action, American-made film.

Chill. The. F***. Out.

Still, you’ve got to find these interesting. They’re a pair of storyboards from the production of a live-action Akira circa 2008. In this phase, Irish short film director Ruairi Robinson was attached to direct a script by Book of Eli writer Gary Whitta and produced by Leonard DiCaprio. The below storyboards were drawn up by Sylvain Despretz, who’s worked previously worked on nerd-friendly fair like Gladiator and Alien: Resurrection.

So let’s take a look, shall we?

It’s probably hard to get a read from a handful of storyboards just what the tone and look for the film was going to be, but they sure look nice. Right?

Source: Blastr

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