Saturday July 02, 2016

Akira Live-Action Movie Concept Art

This seems like exactly the kind of movie that should remain in development hell, but there is some pretty good concept art floating around for a live-action adaptation of the classic anime.

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The live-action version would be set in New Manhattan and follow the leader of a biker gang who must save his friend, Tetsuo, discovered with potentially destructive psychokinetic abilities, from government medical experiments. While I just came across this treasure trove, Robinson apparently had shared incredible concept art back in 2014. The art imagines Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tetsuo ("Travis"), with Captain America‘s Chris Evans as Kaneda, while also diving into what Neo-New York would look like before and after the apocalypse.