AKIRA PROJECT - VFX Behind the Scenes Video
Earlier this year a badass trailer was released for a fan-made live-action Akira film project. They call it Akira Project, and what I've seen from it so far has been insanely impressive. If you haven't seen that trailer yet, you have got to watch it now! You can do so by clicking here.
We were sent a VFX behind-the-scenes video for you to watch. It showcases the radical VFX talent that helped bring director Nguyen-Anh Nguyen's world of Akira to life. I would love to see these guys make a feature film adaptation of this classic anime.
Here's a note from the creators of the film about how it all came together.
The Akira Project is a crowd-sourced, non-profit project meant to create a live action fan trailer of AKIRA, the renowned manga-turned-anime film from the late 1980′s; a stunning example of both mediums as art forms. While Hollywood has been working on a live-action Akira movie for a few years now, we, as fans, wanted to take a shot at making our own adaptation. A chance to stick as close to the source material as possible. A chance to do Akira Justice.
We launched an Indiegogo campaign in July 2012 as part of a crowd sourcing effort to make this project come to life. Many people contributed not just financially but offered their time and talent to help the production that was shot in Montreal, Quebec from November 2-5th 2012. What started out as a simple idea between two guys having a beer (Hey! It'd be cool to see Kaneda ride his bike around Neo-Tokyo!), became a global endeavour, filled with adventures and hurdles, involving more than 40 artists in 12 different countries.
After a year and a half in post-production, we are proud to present the project to Akira fans the world over. We hope to have done justice to the timeless work of Katsuhiro Otomo and look forward to, someday, seeing the full scope of the Akira story translated to the big screen as a live-action.
I hope you enjoy the VFX video!