Warner Bros. and producer Leonardo DiCaprio have been making an attempt to develop a live-action adaptation of Akira for over a decade. One of many final issues that we heard in regards to the post-apocalyptic cyberpunk movie was that Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) was seeking to direct the movie and is engaged on it.
The California Movie Fee has introduced that the adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira shall be filmed solely within the state of California and also will obtain $18 million in tax credit for capturing within the state. Deadline additionally experiences that the movie’s capturing manufacturing ought to happen over the course of two and a half months.
When beforehand speaking about how he’s seeking to deal with the movie, Waititi stated:
“What I needed to do was an adaptation of the books, ’cos lots of people are like, ‘Don’t contact that movie!’ and I’m like, ‘I’m not remaking the movie, I wish to return to the ebook.’ Plenty of the folks freaking out haven’t even learn the books, and there are six gigantic books to undergo. It’s so wealthy. However (the anime) Akira is one among my favorite movies; my mum took me to see it once I was 13 and it modified my life.”
I hope that Waititi does find yourself directing the movie! I’d like to see what he finally ends up doing with it, and I believe that he would really ship a movie that the followers would take pleasure in and admire. He’s already stated that he shall be casting Asian youngsters within the lead roles.
With Waititi on the helm, do you suppose this Akira film may find yourself being good?