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08 Nov 2010 - 18:2644468
The disgusting state of things
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/nov/08/zac-efron-akira-shotaro-kaneda

anyone else feel like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLPsL5gEWYI&feature=related

cause i feel that video doesnt cover how upsetting this news is


08 Nov 2010 - 18:2844469
I was never that big on Akira but this...

Wrong just plain wrong.


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08 Nov 2010 - 18:4044470
This! makes me want to crawl back into my dark corner and chant "why must 'the manly man' play this?"

Hollywood, just what are you doing?

*note my sarcasm


08 Nov 2010 - 18:4944471
Only team america can really sum up how sickly this is

it really is 9/11 times a thousand.....and one!


08 Nov 2010 - 18:5244473
I realise I'm playing devil's advocate here, but aside from the tween star image that Disney and High School Musical sort of caused him, he is actually quite a good actor.

The only pity is the number of fangirls who would be all OMG AKIRA LIKE OMG just because of him.


08 Nov 2010 - 18:5444474
Quote Shinigami_ky:
I realise I'm playing devil's advocate here, but aside from the tween star image that Disney and High School Musical sort of caused him, he is actually quite a good actor.

The only pity is the number of fangirls who would be all OMG AKIRA LIKE OMG just because of him.


Get out....now!


08 Nov 2010 - 18:5544475
Quote Shinigami_ky:
I realise I'm playing devil's advocate here, but aside from the tween star image that Disney and High School Musical sort of caused him, he is actually quite a good actor.

The only pity is the number of fangirls who would be all OMG AKIRA LIKE OMG just because of him.


I see your point....he can act ish..... it's just his following...though it would be truly epic to see the fangirls faces when Akira gets to the truly gruesome bits!



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08 Nov 2010 - 19:0044476
Quote mandi-taichou:
Quote Shinigami_ky:
I realise I'm playing devil's advocate here, but aside from the tween star image that Disney and High School Musical sort of caused him, he is actually quite a good actor.

The only pity is the number of fangirls who would be all OMG AKIRA LIKE OMG just because of him.


I see your point....he can act ish..... it's just his following...though it would be truly epic to see the fangirls faces when Akira gets to the truly gruesome bits!


sorry to say this but, IT WILL NEVER WORK!


08 Nov 2010 - 19:1044477
Quote ryaoki:
Quote mandi-taichou:
Quote Shinigami_ky:
I realise I'm playing devil's advocate here, but aside from the tween star image that Disney and High School Musical sort of caused him, he is actually quite a good actor.

The only pity is the number of fangirls who would be all OMG AKIRA LIKE OMG just because of him.


I see your point....he can act ish..... it's just his following...though it would be truly epic to see the fangirls faces when Akira gets to the truly gruesome bits!


sorry to say this but, IT WILL NEVER WORK!


QFT.


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08 Nov 2010 - 19:1244478
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jafd97yJFOI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wow a trailer for it already!


08 Nov 2010 - 19:3244479
The Hollywood version will be based on the manga though, which is intriguing as the manga does expand a lot on the anime. Could be interesting and bring a much more fleshed out story to the big screen.

As for Efron playing Kaneda, they need a young actor to play a young character, so whoever they chose was likely to a current/former pin-up. But, to be frank, whoever they would have chosen would have resulted in a negative reaction, just because it is a Hollywood version. To people feel the same way with Morgan Freeman being touted as The Colonel?

It could be brilliant or it could suck. No in-between. If it sucks then it'll be quickly forgotten and consigned to the same bin of Hollywood remakes such as Get Carter and other big budget remakes of anime or manga will be unlikely. On the other hand it could be good and be held in high regard, but if it does turn out to be good, will fans of the original actually admit that?



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08 Nov 2010 - 20:0944483
I'll hold out. He may turn out to be really good and this is his coming of age film, but this makes me dread that we'll get a sugar coated version of the film. It has to retain the nitty grittyness of the orginal film.


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08 Nov 2010 - 20:3344486
movie business/industry >business >making money


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08 Nov 2010 - 20:5544488
I've reserved judgment on the live action Akira up till now, and I will continue to do so. I'm not sure that it'll be much cop, mostly because Akira is a tricky text to adapt, but I'm willing to be proved wrong.

As for Efron, I think the negative reactions to his (potential) casting are largely quite knee-jerk, just because he's pretty and has done a lot of overly fluffy films thus far. He's a decent wee actor, really, and he could very well surprise us with a really strong dramatic performance. Just because he's not done something like this yet doesn't mean he's incapable of it, and he wouldn't be the first Hollywood pretty boy to prove he has decent acting chops when he needs to deliver something more than just being eye candy (see: DiCaprio, Depp, Pitt etc).


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08 Nov 2010 - 21:0744489
Quote Sands:
movie business/industry >business >making money


This ^

I hope it pushes the boundary on gore, cyberisation and fantasy that the anime Akira did.

But my hopes will be dashed, and we'll have another DragonBall Evoluti-*vomit*. I can't even finish the name of it.

Still. At least its better than the live action fist of the n-*Vomits blood*


08 Nov 2010 - 21:1244490
... I think that just made me die inside.


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08 Nov 2010 - 21:2844492
Quote JaeXD:
Quote Sands:


But my hopes will be dashed, and we'll have another DragonBall Evoluti-*vomit*. I can't even finish the name of it.

Still. At least its better than the live action fist of the n-*Vomits blood*


In fairness though, the FOTNS film followed the plot of the original pretty much exactly. In fact it was pretty much exactly the same, which says something about the quality of the original.

DB: Evolution was average at best, if they had not left so many plot holes it may have been more enjoyable. It was based on a kids manga though, so you have to accept it was a kids film.


08 Nov 2010 - 21:3044493
Hmm Deja Vu~ What happened to him playing Light Yagami? :'D


08 Nov 2010 - 22:3344495
I think people need to get over this knee-jerk "OMG! High School Musical guy in MY ANIME MOVIE!?" reaction and look at some of the stuff he's done since HSM. I actually think he's not that bad of an actor and I don't think the movie will fail or succeed based on his role alone.

It's either going to be shit or great. Efron won't change that TBH.


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08 Nov 2010 - 22:3444496
I wonder how many of the Zef haters have seen him in anything other than HSM? He's a good actor, and I'm not saying that just because he's very very pretty ;D

Anyway, I know nothing about Akira but if he's cast I'll definitely go to see it. Maybe you should see it from that perspective rather than such a negative one- it'll get more people interested in Akira who wouldn't have found it otherwise 8D


08 Nov 2010 - 23:0444498
I clicked on the link... saw the words Zac Efron... *window closed* xD


08 Nov 2010 - 23:1244499
*sigh*


In all honesty if they wanted to make Akira as a live action movie they should have got the Japanese to do it, and had Takashi Miike direct it. Purely because Ichi the killer was perfectly adapted from Hideo Yamamoto's manga series in my opinion anyway.


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08 Nov 2010 - 23:1344500
... He's not that bad ;A;
Yeah, he was pretty cringe-worthy and a Disney pretty boy in the HSM movies (Although I admit to liking the third one *SHOT*) but Disney does that to everyone. They're aimed at kids.

I've seen some movies of his post-Disney career and I actually quite like them (Like 17 Again, oh lawl, I probably have negative infinity cool points right now) so if you put his Disney persona aside then he's really not that bad.

I feel sorry for those Disney stars who can't be taken seriously because they are/were a part of Disney. They're obviously trying hard to break free from that and I think that's why Zac Efron is trying to do more adult roles (well, Kanade is a kid but it's a pretty mature movie xD).

And hey, I was the many few that actually wanted Zac Efron to star as Light Yagami cause he just looked so damn similar ;A;
I'm a bit iffy with him being Kanade actually, for one thing they look nothing alike and he normally plays the pretty boy characters. But hey, he's branching out, can't blame him for trying??


08 Nov 2010 - 23:1444501
*sigh*


In all honesty if they wanted to make Akira as a live action movie they should have got the Japanese to do it, and had Takashi Miike direct it. Purely because Ichi the killer was perfectly adapted from Hideo Yamamoto's manga series in my opinion anyway.


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08 Nov 2010 - 23:4044503
Quote CrystalNeko:
... He's not that bad ;A;
Yeah, he was pretty cringe-worthy and a Disney pretty boy in the HSM movies (Although I admit to liking the third one *SHOT*) but Disney does that to everyone. They're aimed at kids.

I've seen some movies of his post-Disney career and I actually quite like them (Like 17 Again, oh lawl, I probably have negative infinity cool points right now) so if you put his Disney persona aside then he's really not that bad.

I feel sorry for those Disney stars who can't be taken seriously because they are/were a part of Disney. They're obviously trying hard to break free from that and I think that's why Zac Efron is trying to do more adult roles (well, Kanade is a kid but it's a pretty mature movie xD).

And hey, I was the many few that actually wanted Zac Efron to star as Light Yagami cause he just looked so damn similar ;A;
I'm a bit iffy with him being Kanade actually, for one thing they look nothing alike and he normally plays the pretty boy characters. But hey, he's branching out, can't blame him for trying??


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