Variety just reported WB finally greenlit Akira to start principal photography in like Spring of next year. I'm curious, anyone a fan of the material? I saw the movie first a long time ago, really disliked it, then read the manga a couple years afterward and thought it was fucking amazing. It was a really weird, adaptation to the screen, especially considering since the original creator was involved so heavily with it.
I think the books actually provide a solid blueprint for 2 movie split -- book 1-3 ends a pretty heavy arc, then continuing with 4-6 on the repercussions of that arc.
Anyway, I know this whole topic has been discussed to death, but I'm just curious if anyone has a similar stance of contrasting appreciation of the books and anime? This isn't really cause I hold the manga in any kind of high-esteem -- it's just that the movie made no sense to me, and I was super shocked at the opposite response I had to the books.