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