Warner Bros Not Giving Up On ‘Akira’ Movie Project

Warner have had the movie rights to Katsuhiro Otomo's legendary manga since 2008 and have been battling to bring 'Akira' to the big screen since that time.

The ‘Akira’ saga involving Warner Bros continues.

A new script for the project that wouldn’t die is being written by ‘Daredevil’ season 2 showrunner Marco Ramirez, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Warner have had the movie rights to Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary manga since 2008 and have been battling to bring ‘Akira’ to the big screen since that time.

Jaume Collet-Serra was in line to direct the movie in 2012 with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Ken Watanabe and Helena Bonham Carter starring, before the project went off the rails.

Earlier this year the film maker said that there had been no movement on getting the film in production.
Ramirez was a writer on FX’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’.

Fans have been upset by the now traditional move to whitewash the original story, which is set in Neo Tokyo in 2019.

At present I think Warner along with casual observers are starting to wonder if they will have a feature film of ‘Akira’ made by 2019.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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