I like the 80s G.I. Joe cartoon, so a movie automatically has my attention.
The first G.I. Joe live action movie I actually liked as well, and not just because Rachel Nichols stars in it (she’s hot!). So, I’m looking forward to the sequel for which the first trailer has been released.
Warner Bros has been trying to make a live action movie of anime classic Akira for a few years with little result so far.
But Variety is reporting that Warner Bros has assigned Jaume Collett-Serra as the director of the live action Akira with a budget of $ 90 million. No actors of actresses have been cast yet, though original Akira writer and director Katsuhiro Otomo will exec produce.
Changes apparently will be made to the story in comparison to the original anime. Instead of all the action taking place in Neo Tokyo, the live action version will be Americanized and therefore events will take place in New Manhattan. Rumours are the violence and sorts will also be leveled down in order to appeal to a broader audience. The latter doesn’t sound too good.
However, until I see some actual footage and designs, especially Kaneda’s bike, I’m trying to keep an open mind about this project.
I mean, wouldn’t it be cool if Akira actually was made into a live action version?
Dan Ariely and Donald Sutherland are two psychologist who’ve each written famous books about irrationality and how we humans are anything but rational beings.
Once you know the psychological games being played behind the scenes, you start to understand some of the irrational behaviour humans display.
With that in mind, there’s still no person on the planet who can explain to me why anyone would want to make a live action version of Nickelodeon’s The Fairly Oddparents. Especially not after seeing the horrendous trailer below.
The first trailer is online at Yahoo for the live action Yogi Bear movie starring Dan Aykroyd as Yogi’s voice.
The trailer seems to go fully for the Yogi recognition, because other than the Yogi Bear name and familiarity there’s nothing else appealing that could spark interest from this first trailer, like a plot or something like that.
Perhaps they’ll reveal plot details in a later trailer, otherwise it seems very meager.