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.
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.
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.
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.
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.