Watch: Unique Fan-Made Dark Live-Action(ish) 'Akira' Teaser Trailer
"I needed to understand his gift, his power. Before anyone gets up in arms, this is just a fan-made teaser (found via Twitch) that I thought was cool enough to feature, even though it's very short and a much darker take than you're probably expecting. French filmmaker Fabien Dubois created this teaser for a live-action Akira, starring Baptiste Amann as what looks like the Kaneda character, but with powers, and featuring the voice of Pierre Scarland (via Vimeo). I'm intrigued, and I think it's cool, but I'm not really sure about the tone and feeling of it, just weird. If you're a fan you've got to take a look, just to see what one vision is like.
This trailer was directed and edited by Fabien Dubois, who lists his info on the Vimeo page. Sound by Jules Wysocki and music by Pierre Mottron. They've got their own a Facebook page, but not much more info is out there about this. It must just be a sales project, or potential bid for director, either way it's unique and kind of impressive. A solid attempt at one idea for Akira. But I'm intrigued to see what Jaume Collet-Serra's working on at Warner Bros. Not only do we have this, but Chronicle, which honestly has a modern Akira feel to it, too. I love me some Akira, I just really hope that Collet-Serra's version turns out better… than this.