Akira live-action remake no longer on Warner Bros. schedule

Despite director Taika Waititi’s assurances that he’s not giving up on his Akira, Warner Bros. may have other plans. In the studio’s updated movie slate, all big names like The Matrix 4, The Flash and Mortal Kombat are there, except for the live-action remake of Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime film.

Following concerns over its script development schedule, Warner scrapped the film’s previous release date of May 21st 2021. The original worry was that it might clash with Waititi’s other directorial work Thor: Love and Thunder. But now Matrix 4 has the May ’21 slot, with no set time on the cards for Akira.

Is it time to consign this rusty production from development hell to the scrap heap? Perhaps not, but things don’t look hopeful. Maybe Akira in live-action will have to wait a few more years yet.

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3 Comments on Akira live-action remake no longer on Warner Bros. schedule

  1. I mean…….I don’t really want Warner Bros to be the ones to make the Live action movie. Maybe if it were another studio, but I know they’d mess it up(even WITH Waititi directing). Maybe it’s my “Dragon Ball Evolution PTSD,” but I’m worried for live action anime adaptations. “Detective Pikachu” was fine, but then they announced a sequel and even spin offs. They milk things…..even when there’s no milk there to be had.


  2. David Boone (moonhawk81) // December 15, 2019 at 01:05 // Reply

    Sad to say, but there are already far too many cr_ppy live-action remakes of great anime–perhaps we’ve actually dodged a bullet on this?


  3. I heard about this. I’m glad this is going to be on hold. I am afraid to see it in live action.


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