Final month, followers acquired an replace on the upcoming live-action Akira remake. California tax credit revealed Warner Bros. allotted over $18M to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Method Productions to adapt the 1988 anime and that manufacturing would start inside half a yr. Now, the undertaking has gotten a premiere date.
Earlier in the present day, Warner Bros. introduced that the Akira adaptation will open on Could 21st, 2021, reverse Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter four. Taika Waititi is anticipated to direct the movie, alongside producers Leonardo DiCaprio and Andrew Lazar.
Up to now, Waititi has spoken on his imaginative and prescient for the undertaking, with theThor: Ragnarok director noting again in 2017 that he was conscious of whitewashing considerations and he would wish to forged Asian actors to maintain the movie genuine.
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Akira was initially launched as a manga in 1982 by Japanese author and artist, Katsuhiro Otomo, with the ebook collection persevering with via to 1990. In 1988, the cyberpunk comics have been translated into an anime movie, which featured a telekinetic teen, Tetsuo, residing in post-apocalyptic Tokyo. The film focuses on Tetsuo’s relationship along with his childhood good friend and biker-gang chief Kaneda, who has the power to cease him from utilizing his highly effective, harmful powers. In 2012, a live-action reboot of the characteristic, which might have starred Garrett Hedlund, was scrapped amid price range, script, and casting points.
In different information, Waititi will direct and star in a darkish comedy titled Jojo Rabbit in October. He’ll launch an episode for the upcoming Star Wars streaming collection, The Mandalorian, which is due out in November.