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  1. 30 Movies to Watch If You Like Stranger ThingsFrom Akira to Under the Skin.
  2. big screen adaptations
    Taika Waititi in Talks to Direct Akira for Warner Bros.Can WB keep this director on board?
  3. close reads
    In Praise of Stranger ThingsAkira ParallelsDid you catch the similarities?
  4. the industry
    Russell Crowe in Talks to Join the Dracula Tale HarkerIt’s told from the point of view of the Count’s lawyer, who is now a Scotland Yard detective tracking Dracula.
  5. Who’s Afraid of Bryan Singer’s Giant Killer? Warner Bros.The studio pushes Singer’s summer movie to 2013.
  6. the industy
    Akira Production on HoldNot promising.
  7. Kristen Stewart in Talks for AkiraGary Oldman has signed on.
  8. casting
    Garrett Hedlund to Star in Live-Action AkiraAnother sci-fi coup for the Tron: Legacy actor.
  9. the industry
    The Hughes Bros. to Direct the Akira RemakeThe ‘Book of Eli’ directors will split the story into two movies.
  10. firsts
    The Country’s First Comic-Book Archive, Courtesy of Portland State and Dark HorseIt’s a dream archive from the third-largest comics publisher, with everything from ‘Hellboy’ to ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Akira.’
  11. the industry
    David Fincher Sucked Into a ‘Black Hole’It’s graphic-novel day in Hollywood. Plus: Backward theater news!