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By Akira The Don on Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Alan Moore spills the jelly on The Books Of Magic, Dodgem Logic fractal future, and his New Big Multimedia Thing.

WHOOO!

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, May 7th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Those braindead suckfishes in Hollywood still think they’re gonna remake Akira, I am sad to report. The following horrorful bilge comes from Total Film:

James Franco is rumoured to be in early talks to star as Kaneda in the live-action Akira remake.

This is firmly in the rumour file at the moment, as there have been no official casting announcements since Morgan Freeman’s name was mentioned in connection with the Colonel.

While some suggest that Franco is too old to star as Kaneda, an impetuous teenager, there’s no denying the actor has an extremely ‘fresh’ face, and could convince as much younger than his years.

This live-action version of the manga/anime classic will transpose the action from Tokyo to Manhattan, and counts Leonardo DiCaprio among its producers.

Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli) will be directing, but no cast members are locked in yet.

There’s also talk of Franco starring in Oz, the Great and Powerful for Sam Raimi, and he has been lining up directorial projects of his own.

If there’s any chance of him appearing in Akira it’ll have to depend on the status of these ventures.

Franco has been nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 127 Hours

Now, I am not an evil or vindictive person, but I am seriously considering putting an Alan Moore style curse on this affornt to human decency. I WILL NEVER FORGET WATCHMEN.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

From way back in ’83, comes this Alan Moore penned spoof of Frank Miller’s Daredevil. Very well observed it is too, especially the Big Black Guys With Boomboxes Thing…

Via iFanboy,  Xrayspex, and Koltreg.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, July 19th, 2010

Out this Wednesday from Avatar, Dr Moore has told people, including my pal Big John The Viking, that this will be his last comic.

Not that I belive that for a second, Anyway, this is drawn by Jacen Burrows, who did Crossed, and is evidently heavily Lovecraftian, so it’s very likely to be GRAYTE.

Via Bleeding Cool.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, July 19th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Tragically, Hollywood’s Akira movie is still in production. A new interview with the much derived Johna Hex movie’s producer Andrew Lazar (above) reveals some new information. Whether or not the actionis still being shifted from Neo Tokyo to “New Manhattan”, or whether Leonardo DeCaprio is still pitching himself as the Tetsuo character is unclear, but we do learn the following:

“…they just hired a new writer and they’re conceptualizing it right now. Lots of pre-production right now. He also says WB management loves the property and the studio is very enthusiastic about the project. Confirms the first movie would be volumes 1-3 and a second movie would be 4-6.”

I have half a mind to put an Alan Moore style curse on this project, as I really and truly do not want it to happen. There is no way in hell that a Hollywood version of Akira will do anything other than sully the thing. NO WAY IN HELL. And to those who say, well, you don’t have to watch it… ballsacks! The trailers, posters, online spots etc will be unavoidable with a movie of this size! I would have to extricate myself from society for at least a decade and then I’d still be at risk of seeing some foul, bleached bastardisation of one of the most important pieces of my very being! Fuck outta here with that bullcrap!

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, June 20th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Cheers Joey for the link.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, March 22nd, 2010