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The Akira Project wants to create a live-action 'Akira' trailer

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A group of fans want to create a live-action trailer for the classic animated film Akira

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Akira live-action trailer
Akira live-action trailer

While Hollywood's live-action version of Akira appears to be dead in the water, a group of fans are taking matters in their own hands by creating a trailer for the classic animated film. The Akira Project is being helmed by Montreal film company CineGround, and it's currently in the pre-production phase — you can check out the group's progress in the video below. But in order to go the extra mile the team has turned to crowd-funding to help cover some of the costs. They'll be shooting whether they reach their funding goal or not, but the additional cash will "allow us to make this trailer be amazing," according to the team. The trailer will be shot next month over the course of four days, and you can lend your support at the group's Indiegogo page.