Concept art for Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Akira is shockingly cool

i09 (by Rob Bricken):

The idea of a live-action American remake of the seminal anime movie Akira has always seemed like a disaster in the making to me, and the fact that the movie has languished in various forms of development hell seems to corroborate that idea. But after seeing this concept art of Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Kaneda and Tetsuo roles, I almost want to change my mind.

The art comes from director Ruairí Robinson, who was attached in one of the film’s many, many incarnations. Apparently, he shared it back in 2014, but it was Bloody Disgusting who let the rest of the internet know, and I thank them, because look at this:

Robinson has several more pics and storyboards here, if you’re so inclined. And, if you start feeling like you’re truly sad the world was robbed of this adaptation, it’s worth remembering that awesome concept art does not a quality film make (although it certainly helps). Also, JGL’s Tetsuo was going to be named “Travis,” so I wouldn’t necessarily shed any tears.

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Anime News: Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises” U.S. TV spots streamed

RocketNews 24:

The official channel for Hayao Miyazaki‘s final feature film, The Wind Rises began streaming two English television commercials on Monday.

Studio Ghibli International announced more screenings for The Wind Rises, on Sunday. The movie will open at limited screenings in North America on February 21, followed by wide release on February 28. It will open in Australia on February 27 and then in Britain on May 9.

The film is coming soon to Landmark Theaters across the United States including Kendall Square Cinema in Boston, Century Centre Cinema in Chicago, The Landmark in Los Angeles, Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, Sunshine Cinema in New York, Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego, Embarcadero Center Cinema and California Theatre in San Francisco, Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis, and Bethesda Row Cinema in Washington D.C. It will also screen at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles on February 21 and the Frank G. Wells Screening Room in Burbank, California on February 12.

The film played in New York and Los Angeles in November and in Santa Monica last month. Disney will release the film in North America, and Studio Ghibli International produced the English-language dub starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt with producer Frank Marshall (From Up On Poppy HillThe Secret World of Arrietty, Ponyo).

Miyazaki’s film won the Annie Award for Writing in an Animated Feature Production on February 1. The film is nominated in the Academy AwardsBest Animated Film category.

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