The Live Action AKIRA Isn't Dead After All

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The Live Action AKIRA Isn't Dead After All
It aint dead yet.

The (failed) progress of a Hollywood adaptation of Otomo Katsuhiro's manga and subsequent anime feature Akira has been well documented over the years and its many fits and starts and now it appears to be back under way.

We last had word of the film back in early January, 2012 when - with pre-production well under way and Jaume Collet-Sera in the director's chair - Warner Brothers pulled the plug on the whole thing and sent the crew back home. It was the sort of blow that normally spells the absolute end for a project but Warners cautioned that, no, they still want to do it but had concerns over the budget and script.

Well, they were apparently telling the truth and those issues now addressed as Variety broke word that Warner Brothers are ramping it up once again and Collet-Sera is back on board. Will any of the originally attached cast remain on board? Hard to say as they've all moved on to other things in the time since ...
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[A]August 2, 2013 12:41 PM

Bad ideas die hard.

muckermanAugust 2, 2013 1:04 PM

Rian Johnson may be the only director I'd have faith in adapting this.

Todd BrownAugust 2, 2013 1:17 PM

Good call. I'd love to see a Johnson version.

hutchAugust 2, 2013 2:54 PM

Dammit, Todd Brown. Give me one day of peace! And you were doing so well with a string of recent good news *sigh*

arturoAugust 2, 2013 3:39 PM

Give Duncan Jones $125 million to make it..Job done...

ikilledbambiAugust 2, 2013 5:00 PM

give it to Josh Trank

Alan Van DalsemAugust 2, 2013 6:12 PM
Scott Dorian DancerAugust 29, 2013 10:30 PM

can we just get a ova series that stays closer to the manga. thats what we all want. the long story.