Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Concept Art for Unfilmed AKIRA by Tommy Lee Edwards

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 0


Years ago, Warner Bros was working on a live-action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s graphic novel Akira.  They got a bunch of talented artists to work on it, but it's now on indefinite hold.

Previously, I shared Akira concept art and storyboards from Sylvain Depretz Jeffrey Errico, Chris Weston and Rodolfo Damaggio.

Tommy Lee Edwards (The Book of Eli) has posted a pair of design illustrations from when Albert Hughes was on the project.

Check out the rest of the images after the jump and click to enlarge.


See more Tommy Lee Edwards' portfolio at http://www.tommyleeedwards.com

Images via Crunchyroll via io9

Official Akira Synopsis
Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel. Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers.

Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo’s mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel’s troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.


What do you think of the illustrations?
 
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