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‘Alpha’: Trailer Released For Ice Age Survival Movie From ‘Book Of Eli’ Director Albert Hughes
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Alpha Movie Trailer

A trailer has been released for Alpha, a survival movie set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.

The movie is directed by Albert Hughes, who’s best known for directing Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, From Hell, and The Book of Eli as part of a directing team with his brother Allen Hughes. Allen’s current project is producing on the HBO miniseries The Defiant Ones, as well as writing and directing the first episode.

You can read more about Alpha and check out the trailer below.

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Gary Oldman Joins ‘Motor City’
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Gary Oldman

Throughout his career, actor Gary Oldman has garnered only one Oscar nomination, yet has become one of the most beloved thespians around. Collecting one hell of a rogues gallery of performances, Oldman has played a cavalcade of top notch villains during his career, and now according to THR, he’s about to add yet another one, right after garnering his first Best Actor nomination.

The outlet reports that Oldman has joined the cast of Motor City, a project being set up over at WB, with director Albert Hughes attached to helm.

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‘Akira’ Remake Gets Official Greenlight; ‘Tron’ Star Garrett Hedlund Top Choice To Star
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Akira

Back in May fans of the hit Japanese manga and animated feature film Akira were filled with joy at the news that the rumored Keanu Reeves would not be starring in the planned American remake and that director Albert Hughes had left the project, leading many to think the movie would never happen.

That joy didn’t last long, however. It was announced just a couple of months later that Warner Brothers had chipped down the budget of the remake from over $100 million down to $90 million, and that they had hired Unknown and Orphan director Jaume Collet-Serra to replace Hughes. Now comes word that the studio has officially given the greenlight to a live–action American Akira remake, so this bad boy is happening for real.

Take a moment to grieve.

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New Director Chosen To Help Warner Brothers Remake ‘Akira’
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If you’ve been following the planned remake of animated Japanese cult classic, Akira, you know that Menace II Society and The Book of Eli director Albert Hughes was attached for quite some time. Hughes departed the project not too long ago, leaving the door open for someone new to step in and perhaps help highly skeptical fans to get a little excited for the not–so–popular decision to remake such a beloved title.

Warner Brothers has chosen the director to replace Hughes, but he’s not quite as known as one might have assumed he would be. The studio has hired Jaume Collett-Serra to direct the Akira remake, after showing off his knack for producing titles that make money while sticking to the planned budgets. Collett–Serra’s previous titles include the 2005 remake of House of Wax, the 2009 horror, Orphan, and the recent Liam Neeson thriller, Unknown.

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Happy Director Dropout Day! Albert Hughes Steps Away From ‘Akira’ Remake
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Well then—today appears to be a day where directors who have been long attached to high–profile movies decide they’re done with all of the complications and it’s time to move on to new ventures.

Earlier today it was reported that The Fighter director David O. Russell had decided to step away from the adaptation of the hit video game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, which is good news to most fans’ ears. Now another movie project that faithful followers have been very much against—the live–action remake of the classic Japanese animated feature, Akira—has also lost its director.

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Good News Everyone! Keanu Reeves Will NOT Star In ‘Akira’
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Just recently it was reported that Keanu Reeves, star of the Matrix trilogy, was interested in playing the role of Kaneda in the Warner Brothers live-action remake of Akira, the classic Japanese animated film based on the 6-part manga of the same name.

At the time nothing was official but it was said that the two parties were having discussions about the possibility. Of course the fan reaction to this news was just as brutal as you’d expect it to be, and almost everyone lashed out not only at the very mention of the 46-year-old Reeves playing a teenage character in the movie, but the fact that they were even still considering making a movie in the first place.

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Geek Discussion: Do YOU Want To See Keanu Reeves Play Kaneda In An ‘Akira’ Movie?
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A live-action American adaptation of the popular Japanese manga and animated feature film, Akira, has been on the way for a while now with Albert Hughes (of the Hughes Brothers) attached to direct.

Many rumors have swirled around the proposed film, but nothing quite solid has ever manifested yet. And that seems to be just fine with Akira fans everywhere, who have made it pretty clear that they don’t think a live-action adaptation would work and they don’t want to see it happen. Of course that’s just what they say now, and if a really well-done movie is made with the proper cast and an intriguing trailer is released, those very same fans would likely be singing a different tune.

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Falling To Pieces? Live-Action ‘Akira’ Gets New Writer, PG-13 Stamp
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For many fans of the popular six-part Japanese manga or the 1988 animated film, the announcement of a live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo‘s Akira was a scary but quietly intriguing prospect. With today’s filmmaking technologies, there’s no doubt that a faithful and well-made film could be amazing to see, if put in the right hands.

Then came word that Albert Hughes and Allan Hughes would be stepping in to direct the movie for Warner Brothers and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way Productions.

At that point, Children of Men, Iron Man, and Cowboys and Aliens writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby were working on the script, but it sounds like now a change has been made. In an interview with Collider, producer Andrew Lazar talked all things Akira. Among the things discussed, he shared that the new writer working on the project is Albert Torres. Also, that the first of the proposed two films would be based on parts 1-3 of the manga, and the second of course will focus on parts 4-6.

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