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?