The Akira live-action movie may currently be in production limbo, but that hasn’t stopped the outpour of storyboard art that’s recently hit the web.
Part of me is starting to think that these releases are meant to generate positive interest in the film, or at least suggest to fans that maybe this wasn’t going to be Dragonball Evolution 2: Electric Boogaloo. I’ll let you be the judge.
More info and images after the break.
Earlier this week, Akira Storyboard Artist Jeffery Errico posted some art of the opening sequence for the project. This latest batch comes from Storyboard Artist Chris Weston, and shows off a variety of sequences, including Tetsuo and a cryogenic chamber.
Weston posted the images on his blog, adding that:
“…Hopefully they reveal just how much love we had for the source material and how faithful we were going to be to it.”
What do you think? From this storyboard art, did the Akira film look like a potentially successful project? Or should Warner continue to leave Katsuhiro Otomo’s masterpiece alone?