Anime, Movies, Nerdery

Someone Else Is Making a Terrible Live-Action Akira

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This time it’s French director Fabien Dubois, who, apparently impatient with Warner Bros.’ inability to make an incredibly shitty live-action Akira movie, has decided to make his own. Here’s a teaser for it, which does pretty much everything wrong I suspect the official Akira movie will also do wrong when and if it ever gets made. Warning: If you’re at all a fan of the original manga or anime movie, seeing a white dude levitating bullets while wearing a shitty version of Kaneda’s jacket may induce vomiting. (Via Twitch)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.