Movie News: Production on Live-Action AKIRA Halted. Again.

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 05 January 2012

Movie News

Now this is getting silly... The live-action AKIRA project at Warner Bros. has once again been shut down due to budgetary concerns.

Those following the story so far, the long-in development re-imagining of the 1988 animated classic was first being handled by BOOK OF ELI director Albert Hughes, until it was scrapped earlier last year. A new script was then drafted which reportedly slashed the budget in half. Jaume Collet-Serra (ORPHAN) was brought in to replace a no-doubt very fed up Hughes and all was looking good, with casting looking pretty solid with names like Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Gary Oldman being bandied about.

And now we're back to square one, with the studio ordering all pre-prodution staff to down tools until further notice.

Will we ever see this movie? Who knows. But the more pertinent question should be 'does anybody actually care anymore'?

Didn't think so.

Thoughts? Share 'em with your fellow readers in the Comments below or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag


Suggested Articles:
Following yesterday’s news that Warner Brothers were eyeing Mel Gibson to direct their Suicide Squ
With Shane Black’s The Predator now in production, there’s still those hoping for an appearance
Well here’s some interesting news regarding Warner Brothers’ DCEU. Yep, as the title of this pos
Further to the launch of the Women in Horror Month 2017 Blood Drive campaign, we now have the comple
scroll back to top

Comments  

 
+1 #2 Mr Cheese 2012-01-06 16:58
Yep - Enough already, unless they're going to spend $1bln it won't look a patch on the animated movie. Utterly pointless remake
Quote
 
 
0 #1 James Bond 2012-01-06 03:25
I agree. Who cares?
Quote
 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner