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Taika Waititi Would Not Whitewash Akira

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Director Taika Waititi has been in talks to direct the live-action movie of the cult classic Akira. Warner Bros has been trying to adapt the Anime based on manga of the same name for years. Now it seems that the Thor: Ragnarok director could be the one to bring it to life.

IGN asked the director during a press junket if he was going to direct Akira. “I am — that was more or less a rumor. There was, I mean, I was in talks to do that, for sure, and something that I was very passionate about — am passionate about.” said Waititi “I actually love the books. Love the movie, but I would not do a remake of the movie. I would do an adaptation of the books,” Waititi said, adding, “And, yeah, so anyway there’s been some chats [about him directing it].”

There has been a lot of backlash with Hollywood whitewashing from Exodus to Ghost In The Shell. Warner Bros. has been trying to get the property off the ground with white actors rumored for previous versions, Tobey Mcguire, Leonardo DiCapro, and Garrett Hedlund were all set to play the roles of Japanese characters.

Waititi said he would not white wash any of characters. “Yeah. actually Asian teenagers would be the way to do it for me and probably no, not, like no name, I mean sort of unfound, untapped talent. Yeah, I’d probably want to take it a bit back more towards the books.” Waititi later added that he meant “all” the books in the six-volume manga series.

VIA: IGN

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Run The Jewels Fight Aliens In Call Ticketron Video

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El-P and Killer Mike are ready for an alien invasion in their lastest video.

The clip opens with a comical RTJ3 news report teasing “strange weather patterns” throughout the city. From there, it cuts to Killer Mike and El-P walking backstage at the Garden to rapturous applause. When they walk back out for an encore, they discover that the audience has vanished. Meanwhile, a series of threats – falling meteors, mutant spiders, UFOs – loom outside.

“Call Ticketron” highlights the rap duo’s third LP, 2016’s Run the Jewels 3. The group, which recently concluded a massive 2017 tour, will kick off a leg of Australian dates in January followed by a supporting slot on Lorde’s North American spring tour.

Last week, Run the Jewels earned their first Grammy nomination (for Best Rap Song) with “Chase Me,” a collaboration with Danger Mouse and Big Boi from the Baby Driver soundtrack.

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Netflix Releases The Soundtrack For Bright

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Netflix’s upcoming film Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, the movie’s highly-anticipated soundtrack has been released.

Back in November, Netflix’s released the tracklist for David Ayers epic LA film about human and orc cops that have to must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything. Bright is like Training Day meets Lord of the Rings.

The new trailer showcases some of the unique blends. The trailer features the collaboration between Migos and producer, Marshmello on “Danger” . As well as the Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexha collab, “Home” in the movie’s trailer.

Bright will be available on Netflix on Dec. 22.

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Deadpool Will Continue To Be Rated R

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The merch with the mouth will continue to be the same character. Disney CEO Bob Iger has addressed the future of Deadpool, confirming Fox’s film franchise will remain R-rated following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

“It [Deadpool] clearly has been and will be Marvel branded. But we think there might be an opportunity for a Marvel-R brand for something like Deadpool,” Iger said in a call with investors following the news that Disney will purchase 21st Century Fox  “As long as we let the audiences know what’s coming, we think we can manage that fine,” he added.

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld also chimed in on the decision.

[Disney CEO] Bob Iger didn’t deliver this unprecedented level of historic success for Disney by accident. This man gets it. He understands the culture and more importantly, he understands the concerns of the fans. Addressing the Deadpool issue right out of the gate gets high marks and in all honesty, why would they mess with the success that Ryan Reynolds has achieved as Deadpool?

VIA: THR

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