With the live action Akira adaptation currently on hold, fans can breath a sigh of relief. With only a 90 million dollar budget the film would likely been underwhelming in scope. I wonder if a motion capture version would have worked at the same budget?
Thanks to iO9 for sharing these leaked storyboards. While not much to see, they are an interesting glimpse at what might have been.
I was happy with the casting (other than the whitewashing). Personally, I would love to see a big budget Akira movie if done to the visual quality of The Matrix films.