Akira (Taika Waititi, 2021)

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Akira (Taika Waititi, 2021)

#1 Post by Never Cursed » Fri May 24, 2019 2:19 pm


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by dda1996a » Fri May 24, 2019 2:27 pm

Do we really need one? And from Waititi? I can't see his colorful sensibility matching that film's darkness.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by Never Cursed » Fri May 24, 2019 3:07 pm

Even if this movie is terrible (and I have more faith in it and Waititi than that), I'd still much rather it exist than a Bubbles biopic. Besides, the source material is definitely strange enough that Waititi makes sense to me so long as he keeps it grounded.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#4 Post by dda1996a » Fri May 24, 2019 3:26 pm

I've only seen Wilderpeople and Ragnarok and both are colorful and have their own sense of humor... Which doesn't seem to fit in with Akira. But it might work I guess, and Waititi is more interesting than someone like Sanders

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#5 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri May 24, 2019 3:56 pm

dda1996a wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:26 pm
I've only seen Wilderpeople and Ragnarok and both are colorful and have their own sense of humor... Which doesn't seem to fit in with Akira.
Isn't more interesting to have someone bring new elements to adapted material than just rote recreation of the previous version?

Of course, it’s easy for me to say this with no connection to the source material, but still...

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Re: Akira (Taika Waititi, 2021)

#6 Post by pianocrash » Fri May 24, 2019 4:41 pm

That Bubbles script was top notch, unfortunately. But maybe this will turn out to be more Bartkira than anyone ever planned?

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#7 Post by dda1996a » Fri May 24, 2019 8:36 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:56 pm
dda1996a wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:26 pm
I've only seen Wilderpeople and Ragnarok and both are colorful and have their own sense of humor... Which doesn't seem to fit in with Akira.
Isn't more interesting to have someone bring new elements to adapted material than just rote recreation of the previous version?

Of course, it’s easy for me to say this with no connection to the source material, but still...
Yeah which is what I wrote, but I think there is sensibility/outlook and sometimes it plays differently.
I'll try to give a more concrete example. I recently read Dostoyevsky's White Nights, and have seen both Visconti and Gray's versions (still need to see the Bresson). Yet I can see how the story could fit each director's outlook and sensibility, while also.leaving enough space for him to add something unique to the story. I only saw two Waititi films but his sensibility seems odd for such material. But maybe his penchant for outsiders could fit.
Again, I'm interested, and much rather Waititi get the job than some personality hack.

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Re: Akira (Taika Waititi, 2021)

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