3 short films which will connect the original ‘Blade Runner’ with ‘Blade Runner 2049.’

If the machines are rising up against us, anime short Black Out 2022 suggests we (as usual) probably deserve it. The film, from Cowboy Bebop’s Shinichiro Watanabe, reveals that the current growth in sexbots we are seeing in 2017 has led to a future in which sentient replicant prostitutes have become the norm. We’ve already seen something similar happening in HBO’s Westworld and AMC/Channel 4’s Humans, of course.

As a fan of the 2004 Battlestar Galactica remake, it’s interesting to hear the term “skinjob” being used here as a derogatory term for the replicants. Far from nicking it, screenwriter Hampton Fancher came up with the term for the 1982 original.

The first of these short films is set in 2036 and focuses on Jared Leto’s creepy character named Niander Wallace. Apparently, he’s done something to help stave off famine on Earth, and so despite being pretty scary, he’s placated by some kind of government officials. At this point in this future history, there’s a full-on prohibition of Replicants. It stands to reason this is because of all the crazy shit that went down in the first movie. But Wallace is looking to change that and bring Replicant technology back in a big way. Part of his justification for this is to increase productivity on the “Off-World Colonies.”

Dave Bautista’s Sapper Morton appears in Luke Scott’s second short, 2048: Nowhere to Run, as well as Blade Runner 2049 itself. And there’s a clear difference between the one-time wrestler’s performance and those of the actors playing replicants in the first movie, who often seemed deliberately supercharged with artificiality. Whereas Daryl Hannah’s Pris or Brion James’s Leon might easily have been identified as replicants without the need for the famous Voight-Kampf test, Morton appears able to pass easily for human. In fact, he shows a deep need to engage with his fellow sentient beings. The only sign that we are looking at a machine comes in the android’s brutal takedown of a gang of baddies.

Three short films were commissioned to serve as prequels to the new feature film “Blade Runner 2049

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Tokyo Ghoul: The Movie – Live Action Trailer

Get your first look at the live-action adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul, Sui Ishida’s hit manga series. Tokyo Ghoul follows a Tokyo college student after he is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Netflix will produce Saint Seiya saga

Netflix has announced that it will produce a remake of the animated adaptation of the manga Saint Seiya, entitled “Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac”20451944_1959246337620089_3366860872748675005_o

Akira is the new ambassador of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Akira is the new ambassador of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Watch The Fullmetal Alchemist live action posters

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FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST – Official Trailer 3

This trailer show us all characters in the movie.
Two brothers set out on a journey in order to take back everything they have lost. Fullmetal Alchemist is a legendary comic by Hiromu ARAKAWA that has sold over 70 million books worldwide. This emotional adventure finally gets a live-action version! An epic, highly-awaited fantasy action movie has begun to move!

Bleach live action first teaser

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A very short teaser has been released for the live-action adaptation of hit manga and anime series Bleach.

High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power.So begins Kurosaki Ichigo’s training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper.

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST live action – Official Trailer 2

“FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST” is in theaters December 1, 2017.

Two brothers set out on a journey in order to take back everything they have lost. Fullmetal Alchemist is a legendary comic by Hiromu ARAKAWA that has sold over 70 million books worldwide. This emotional adventure finally gets a live-action version! An epic, highly-awaited fantasy action movie has begun to move!

Battle Angel Alita manga has dropped on comiXology as an exclusive

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Battle Angel Alita is available digitally

The first three volumes of an all-new English translation of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita has dropped on comiXology as an exclusive from Kodansha Comics. Six additional volumes are planned to be released as comiXology Originals, with volumes 4-6 in August and 6-9 in October.

Battle Angel Alita takes place in the 26th century where mankind has yet again ruined the planet and is living in what feels like a huge scrapyard. Somewhere in that gigantic pile of mess lays Alita, a female cyborg that is found by a cybermedic who revives her. Alita looks for answers about her past in this epic seinen series that spans two series and is still on-going.

This renewed push for Battle Angel Alita comes as James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are filming a live-action film based on the 1990s manga.

Cameron, who has been trying to get a film of the manga series by Yukito Kishiro off the ground for 15 years, has recruited Rodriguez to direct a live-action version. He will produce it with Jon Landau.

Kodansha’s new translation is included in the all-you-can-read comiXology Unlimited service, or as a standalone purchase via comiXoogy or Kindle.