Storyboards from Albert Hughes's live-action Akira remake

Sep 14 // Hubert Vigilla    @HubertVigilla

The live-action remake of Akira has been kind of dead since the beginning of 2012 due to script/budget issues. Recently, some storyboard art emerged from Albert Hughes's abandoned production of the film, and a lot of it looks faithful in design and spirit to Katsuhiro Otomo's manga. Storyboards may not be indicative of a finished film, but at least these show that Hughes and his team had their hearts in the right place. (Comics Alliance notes that the Hughes film would have drawn more from Otomo's manga rather than the 1988 anime adaptation.)

The first set of storyboards showed up at the beginning of the week courtesy of artist Jeffrey Errico. They depict the opening title sequence for the film, which sticks somewhat close to Otomo's manga. More art popped up in the middle of the week from artist Chris Weston (The Twelve, The Filth, 2000 AD).

Check out the storyboards in the gallery. The first seven are from Errico's opening sequence, the second batch is from Weston.

[Jeffrey Errico via Comics Alliance; Chris Weston via Comics Alliance]

Photo Gallery:   (you can use your arrow keys)



 BLOG A RESPONSE



Hubert Vigilla // Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure HubertVigilla Tips
Hubert Vigilla is a writer living in Brooklyn, which makes him completely indistinguishable from 4/5 of people who live in Brooklyn. He writes about film, television, books, music, politics, cu... full profile | More staff profiles

Get more Flixist:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.

advertisement:

112 PEOPLE ARE READING:



Back to Top