Thursday, February 21, 2008

and now..a 7 minute film....

"Silent City from Ruairi Robinson"

Ruairi Robinson has been hired to direct the live action version of the
Anime classic "AKIRA", which will be a two-part epic,
the first movie drawing material from the first 3 graphic novels, etc.

Robinson, who came to Warner Bros. studio with a vision of a two-part
adaptation will be working alongside with actor Leonardo DiCaprio(producing) and writer
Gary Whitta.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


when I turned on my computer this afternoon to type up some early homework papers, I was delighted to see a picture of Tetsuo and Kaneda yelling at the top of their lungs BRAIN!!! MARK!!!! I was delighted and weireded out at the same time.

the good: Akira live action is in pre-production, Ruairi Robinson is helming it, writers and producers all are on board.

the bad: its through Leonardo Dicaprio..... and Warner Bros.

the ugly: New- Manhattan.

ughhh that sounds like shit doesnt it. New-Manhattan is supposedly a new city built with japanese money in the footsteps of old Manhattan.

heres a little info I stole from a million other blogs:
Warner Bros. will turn anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume graphic novel masterwork "Akira" into two live action feature films, the first of which is being fast tracked for release in summer 2009, reports Variety.

WB, which had the "Akira" rights several years ago, only to let them lapse and then recapture them in a spirited bidding battle, is planning a twin-bill that the filmmakers have described as Blade Runner meets City of God.

The studio has closed a seven-figure rights acquisition deal with Kodansha, and has set Ruairi Robinson to direct a script by Gary Whitta (Book of Eli). Andrew Lazar's Mad Chance will produce with Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson.

Each feature will be comprised of three of the books in Otomo's series. The drama takes place in "New Manhattan," a metropolis that was rebuilt after being destroyed 31 years ago.

Robinson, an Irish helmer who has been Oscar-nominated for his short film and commercials work, is making his feature debut.

god. please have mercy on poor Kaneda's soul.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Batman : The Dark knight gets an anime companion. need i say more?

studio 4'C , Madhouse and Production IG come together to bring us Batman: Gotham Knight.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

anonymous -vs- scientology

here are a few short clips of the NYC protest in front of the scientology building in NYC, 46th and 6ths ave....damn what a day we had :) a bunch of nerd/geeks/all around ackward people shouting at the top of their lungs at anyone who entered or left the building.

write this down ! march 15th!! the ides of march they strike again!

big shout out to this guy, for his crazy flyers , i.e baby for sale and ATTN: dogs.