AKIRA concept art
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Warner Bros. has been trying to make a live-action Akira movie for years. Back in 2009 Ruairi Robinson was attached to direct the movie, but it never went into production. He had several pieces of concept art done for the film along with some storyboards, and some of that art has been posted on the director’s official website. The illustrations that were done for the movie are absolutely stunning. Looks like Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were in mind to play Kaneda and Tetsuo!
WARNER, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE THIS MOVIE!!!!