Crazy 4 Cult 11 Art

Gallery 1988 has delivered another round of incredible pop culture artwork with Crazy 4 Cult 11, the latest iteration of the recurring exhibition of artwork paying tribute to some of our favorite movies.

This time we have a collection that includes pieces honoring movies like Gremlins, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Big Lebowski, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Poltergeist, Blade Runner, Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and even The Room. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Crazy 4 Cult 11 art show below. Read More »

live-action akira

Taika Waititi has made the leap to big blockbuster filmmaking with Thor: Ragnarok, set to hit theaters this week. Already tracking to be a box office hit, Thor‘s success will likely launch Waititi to helming even bigger projects. His name has already been mentioned several times in connection with the live-action Akira movie, and while there’s no official deal yet, Waititi has weighed-in on what type of Akira film he might make.

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Akira Remake

Taika Waititi is about to become a bonafide blockbuster director when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters in a few weeks. With this newfound fame often comes talk of even bigger projects. One film that Waititi has been rumored to be involved with is the inevitable live-action Akira remake. The filmmaker recently revealed some details on the project, and even addressed the whitewashing casting concerns that swirl around the Akira remake. Get the Akira remake casting details below.

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Akira Taika Waititi

Warner Bros. has been looking to adapt Katsuhiro Otomo‘s 1988 film Akira into a pair of big budget, live-action feature films for nearly a decade, with the first attempt hoping to star Leonardo DiCaprio back in 2008. If you reading this site any time between then and now, you’ve probably stumbled across tons of articles about the movie as it picked up (and dropped) various talent with producers fighting to get it made. It’s been a constant presence in development hell for as long as I’ve been writing about film news online.

Now, yet again, WB has breathed new life into the project and has attached another fascinating director to potentially translate the story into a massive blockbuster. Taika Waititi, the New Zealand-born filmmaker responsible for films like What We Do In The Shadows and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, is the latest person to get sucked into this film’s whirlpool. Will he be the one to finally break the curse and get this damn thing made already?
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/Response: Your Favorite Movie Vehicles

mad max fury road war rig

(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about our favorite movie vehicles. We then opened the floor to our readers: what is your favorite cinematic mode of transportation? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: who is your favorite movie mentor figure? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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Jordan Peele

I’m not even thinking about my top 10 movies of 2017 list yet (mostly because it’s May), but if I was thinking about, I’m fairly certain Jordan Peele‘s Get Out would be occupying the number one spot. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a shotgun blast to the face – a bold and terrifying and deeply personal horror movie with a sharp comedic bite. It left my mind scrambled, even as I left the theater cheering.

Naturally, the film’s enormous success at the box office suddenly made Peele a hot commodity and he was offered a number of big projects, including Warner Bros.’ remake of Akira. He ended up turning it down and his reasoning should please many movie fans.

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akira remake director jordan peele

Jordan Peele is the director of the moment, with his feature debut Get Out making waves critically and at the box office. And reportedly Warner Bros. has taken notice, courting the Key and Peele co-creator to direct the embattled live-action adaptation of Akira.

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akira down to two directors

There are many cautionary tales of Hollywood’s “development hell,” but none perhaps quite as storied as the attempts to adapt a live-action adaptation of the groundbreaking anime classic, Akira.

Now Warner Bros. has appeared to narrow down their shortlist to two directors, one of which has just released a movie this weekend.

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Sci-Scapes - Sci-Fi Crossover Poster

For any sci-fi fan, it would be a dream come true to find a place where the characters from all your favorite sci-fi movies and TV shows existed in the same world. But unless we figure out how to travel to a parallel dimension where all those character that have been imagined over the years are real, we’ll have to settle for this new print from the Hero Complex Gallery show Sci-Scapes.

Artists Josan Gonzalez and Laurie Greasley created this insanely detailed piece of work that feels like a sci-fi version of Where’s Waldo. But rather than looking for the bespectacled, red and white striped sweater wearing explorer, you can just look at any part of this image and find someone or something from RoboCop, Total Recall, Akira, Alien, Stranger Things, Blade Runner, Predator and much more.

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Craig Drake Solo III - Ghostbusters Ecto-1

This past weekend saw the opening of the third solo show for pop culture artist Craig Drake. Over at Hero Complex Gallery, fans lined up outside for hours to get into the show to have the first shot at picking up the latest work from the artist who brought us outstanding work from the likes of Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, TRON and more in his last solo art show. Now you can check out the pieces that Craig Drake debuted for this third solo show at Hero Complex Gallery, including tributes to Ghostbusters, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ex Machina, The Fifth Element, Batman, Alien, Akira and more.

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