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DreamWorks will whitewash “Ghost in the Shell” remake

DreamWorks will whitewash “Ghost in the Shell” remake

January 13th, 2015 by

DreamWorks whitewashes an Asian lead–all while failing to provide roles for Asian American actors.

Gene Yang on The Shadow Warrior, Diverse Books and Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift

Gene Yang on The Shadow Warrior, Diverse Books and Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift

May 7th, 2014 by

Gene Yang talks about The Green Turtle, diversity in publishing, and his latest Avatar comic, The Rift!

Jim Sturgess is a Tool

Jim Sturgess is a Tool

September 11th, 2012 by

Image: Verified twitter post from actor Jim Sturgess, who is white and appears in yellowface in the upcoming film Cloud Atlas. Sturgess writes: “Yellowface? Blackface? Pinkface? Pinkberry? Blackberry? Crackberry? Blueberry? Strawberry? Bananas? Frozen Yogurt? All the toppings?.Lovely! After Phil Yu posted this, I spent a couple hours stewing in a pit of rage. I’m still […]

On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

August 7th, 2012 by

Marvel announced the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 but may be leaving the Asian and gay characters out of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Platinum Studios trying to revive “The Weapon”

Platinum Studios trying to revive “The Weapon”

January 31st, 2012 by

Platinum Studios is again trying to market “The Weapon”, but there is no mention of David Henrie this time around…

CNN explores “whitewashing,” interviews Racebending.com

CNN explores “whitewashing,” interviews Racebending.com

January 13th, 2012 by

On January 13th, 2012, CNN’s In America blog published a feature story by Stephanie Siek: “Is Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ Asian roles?”. Racebending.com is quoted and interviewed. Racebending.com, an international grassroots organization founded in 2009, protests what it sees as the “whitewashing” of film roles and pushes for the fair representation of minorities in media. Spokesman Michael […]

“Starship Troopers” reboot in the works

“Starship Troopers” reboot in the works

December 3rd, 2011 by

In our last blog post about the casting of Tom Cruise in All You Need is Kill, we mentioned the 1997 adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s seminal science fiction novel, Starship Troopers. The main character of Starship Troopers by Heinlein: Juan Rico, a Filipino hero (rare in science fiction even today.) The main character of […]

WB taps Tom Cruise to play Billy Cage–née Keiji Kiriya

WB taps Tom Cruise to play Billy Cage–née Keiji Kiriya

December 1st, 2011 by

Maybe Asian American actors are like poor Keiji Kiriya: doomed to constantly relive missed opportunities.

Warner Bros greenlights “Akira” adaptation

Warner Bros greenlights “Akira” adaptation

October 20th, 2011 by

Warner Bros has gone forward with the Akira adaptation.

Tetsu-whoa!  Akira Rumor Round-Up

Tetsu-whoa! Akira Rumor Round-Up

May 9th, 2011 by

Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves as Kaneda? Legendary Pictures pulls out of co-financing Akira? What’s going on?!

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