Sci-Fi Warners Bros. to produce Akira live action film

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  1. Kuze

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    As per The California Film Commission's statements, Warner Bros.' live-action Akira film will shoot entirely in California and receive a tax credit of US$18.5 million.The project is scheduled to shoot on 71 days of filming in California.


    It was previously confirmed in an April 2018 interview that Director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) was working on the project. Waititi has not confirmed whether or not he is the director on the project.


    Entertainment news website Deadline previously described the project's story as taking place "in the rebuilt New Manhattan where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment."
     
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    Well at least its not set in 'Neo York.'
     
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    yeah no
     
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    Hopefully they don't mess it up.
     
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    I doubt Warner Bros can handle a classic like Akira.
     
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    Won't judge before a trailer is out but I'm guessing they'll dumb it down some notches.
     
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    Warner Bros. has announced that the live-action film will open on May 21, 2021.


    Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Boy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) is directing the film. Waititi said in an interview in April 2018 that he planned to adapt the original manga as opposed to the anime film adaptation.


    It's also being said that there will be two films, each film tackling three volumes of the manga.
     
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    In other related news:


    Katsuhiro Otomo has announced that a new anime project of his Akira manga is in the works.
     
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    Warner Bros. has delayed its live-action Akira film indefinitely. The film was previously slated to begin production in fall, and its release was scheduled for May 21, 2021.
     
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    Damn, I thought they'd cancelled the Anime series.

    Carry on.
     
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    Can another studio bid for the rights? Or is it theirs forever? It would be ashame if it ends up like the mess robotech is in without a schedule.
     
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    .........theres a Robotech live action? Too bad Transformers and the Pacific Rim sequel made giant robots wack.

    imo.
     
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    No no i meant they took forever trying to make it. Apparently tobey maquire was in talks to star in it during his spiderman days. Nothing came of it though.
     
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    IGN posted a video excerpt of an interview with director Taika Waititi regarding the indefinitely delayed live-action Akira film.





    Source: ANN
     

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