Akira

    • Action
    Release Date
    Unknown
    Director
    Writers
    • Albert Torres
    • Steve Kloves
    • Marco J. Ramirez
    Cast

    Latest 'Akira' News

    Rumored Akira Director Wants Manga Adaptation, Promises Not to Whitewash

    Rumored Akira Director Wants Manga Adaptation, Promises Not to Whitewash

    Director Taika Waititi assures fans the Akira remake won't be whitewashed and that he wants to adapt the manga, not remake the animated movie.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Targets Thor: Ragnarok Director Taika Waititi

    Akira Targets Thor: Ragnarok Director Taika Waititi

    Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has entered talks to direct the long-gestating Akira adaptation for Warner Bros.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Creator Has Final Approval Over Live-Action Movie

    Akira Creator Has Final Approval Over Live-Action Movie

    Kasuhiro Otomo will be the final decider when it comes to what's right for Warner Bros. adaptation of Akira.

    Kevin Burwick

    Why Get Out Director Jordan Peele Turned Down Akira

    Why Get Out Director Jordan Peele Turned Down Akira

    Jordan Peele wanted to tackle the Akira story but there is one vital reason why he turned down the live-action remake.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Movie Targets Get Out Director Jordan Peele

    Akira Movie Targets Get Out Director Jordan Peele

    Following the massive success of Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out, Warner Bros. is courting him for the long-awaited Akira live-action movie.

    Brian Gallagher

    Is Akira Christopher Nolan's Next Movie?

    Is Akira Christopher Nolan's Next Movie?

    Christopher Nolan has reportedly been meeting with a filmmaker who was previously attached to Akira, which is rumored to be a trilogy.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Movie Back on Track with Daredevil Writer

    Akira Movie Back on Track with Daredevil Writer

    Daredevil writer and new showrunner Marco Ramirez has signed on to write the long-gestating Akira adaptation for Warner Bros.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Gets Edge of Tomorrow Writer Dante Harper

    Akira Gets Edge of Tomorrow Writer Dante Harper

    Dante Harper is working with Warner Bros. to bring the anime Akira to the big screen in a live-action movie.

    B. Alan Orange

    Jaume Collet-Serra Returns to Direct Akira

    The Unknown director stepped away from the project last January when Warner Bros. halted production to try and bring down the budget.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Would Have Made Kaneda and Tetsuo Brothers Says Toby Kebbell

    The actor was a contender to play Tetsuo in Warner Bros.' live-action manga adaptation, before the studio shut the project down.

    Brian Gallagher

    Two Akira Storyboards Offer a Look at This Stalled Production

    These drawings come from when Ruairi Robinson was attached to direct Warner Bros.'s Manga adaptation, which shut down in January.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Shuts Down Production at Warner Bros.

    The script is being reworked to hopefully bring the $90 million budget down to a more respectable number.

    B. Alan Orange

    Akira Casting Synopsis Offers New Story Changes

    A casting call for the Vancouver shoot reveals more about the plot of this live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's manga.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Wants Ken Watanabe

    The Japanese actor has been offered the Colonel role, which Warner Bros. originally offered to Gary Oldman.

    Brian Gallagher

    Akira Tests Michael Pitt and Paul Dano for Tetsuo

    D.J. Cotrona, Logan Marshal Green, Toby Kebbell, Richard Madden, Rami Malek, and Alden Ehrenreich also up for this coveted role.

    B. Alan Orange

    Kristen Stewart Offered Role of Kei in Akira

    The Twilight star may play the woman who falls for Garrett Hedlund's Kaneda in Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of the hit manga.

    Brian Gallagher

    Ezra Miller and Alden Eherenreich Wanted for Tetsuo in Akira

    Jaume Collett-Serra will direct this live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's manga for Warner Bros.

    Brian Gallagher

    Gary Oldman Wanted for Arthur & Lancelot

    Warner Bros. wants the actor to portray Merlin in David Dobkin's medieval adventure, along with a role in Akira.

    Brian Gallagher

    Garrett Hedlund Is Kaneda in Akira

    The Tron: Legacy star is in final negotiations for the lead role in Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's popular manga.

    Brian Gallagher

    Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter Offered Akira

    Gary Oldman may play Colonel while Helena Bonham Carter is circling Lady Miyako in this Warner Bros. manga adaptation.

    Brian Gallagher