Akira

Total Updates: 55

  • Posted on Jan. 5, 2012 from The Hollywood Reporter:

    'Akira' Production Offices Shut Down As Warner Bros. Sc...

  • Warner Bros is pushing the pause button on Akira. The project, which has been through several incarnations, is being shut down in the face of casting and budgetary issues. The production offices in Vancouver are being closed, with below-the-line talent and crew told to stop working. “Everybody is being sent home,” accordi...
  • changed the status of Garrett Hedlund to Current
  • changed the production status to Development

  • Posted on Nov. 23, 2011 from twitchfilm.com:

    No Oldman For AKIRA, WB Offering The Colonel To Ken Wat...

  • Twitch broke word late in October that Gary Oldman had been offered the part of The Colonel in the film and now, with the actor and Warner Brothers unable to close the deal, we have learned that the part is being offered to Ken Watanabe instead.
  • added Ken Watanabe (In Talks) to the credits
  • changed the status of Gary Oldman to Formerly In Talks

  • Posted on Nov. 15, 2011 from twitchfilm.com:

    Kristen Stewart Offered Kei In AKIRA

  • Kristen Stewart has been offered the part of Kei, a young medium who becomes the love interest for Kaneda - the role already offered to Hedlund.
  • added Kristen Stewart (In Talks) to the credits

  • Posted on Nov. 4, 2011 from The Hollywood Reporter:

    Casting Couch: Who's Testing for Directors Roland Emmer...

  • Writer-director Akiva Goldsman is trying to move forward on his passion project Winter's Tale, a period reincarnation story that is set up at Warner Bros. Chemistry reads involving Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Marvel's Thor), Benjamin Walker (the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), and Channing Tatum are scheduled for this wee...
  • added Alden Ehrenreich (Auditioning) to the credits
  • added Ezra Miller (Auditioning) to the credits

  • Posted on Nov. 4, 2011 from Deadline:

    Gary Oldman Coveted by Warner Bros

  • The advance accolades for Gary Oldman’s work in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has put the actor in high demand.
  • added Gary Oldman (In Talks) to the credits

  • Posted on Oct. 21, 2011 from Variety:

    Warners Greenlights 'Akira'

  • Warner Bros. has greenlit its live-action remake of the anime cult hit Akira for a late February/early March start, sources tell Variety.
  • changed the status of Jennifer Davisson to Current
  • changed the status of James Franco to Formerly Rumored
  • changed the status of Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Formerly Rumored
  • changed the status of Zac Efron to Formerly Rumored
  • changed the status of Michael Fassbender to Formerly Rumored
  • changed the status of Joaquin Phoenix to Formerly Rumored
  • changed the status of Chris Pine to Formerly Rumored
  • changed the status of Justin Timberlake to Formerly Rumored
  • changed the status of Garrett Hedlund to In Talks
  • changed the production status to Pre-Production

  • Posted on Jul. 15, 2011 from Variety:

    Warner Taps 'Unknown' Director for 'Akira'

  • Warner Bros. is moving ahead with its remake of Akira in a fiscally sensible way, tapping reliable Spanish helmer Jaume Collet-Serra to direct a live-action version of the anime cult hit at a lower revised budget of $90 million.
  • added Katsuhiro Otomo to the credits
  • added Jaume Collet-Serra to the credits

  • Posted on May. 26, 2011 from Deadline:

    Albert Hughes Exiting 'Akira' At Warner Bros

  • Director Albert Hughes is exiting the movie, I’m told. Insiders say that it is an amicable creative differences parting of the ways. Warner Bros will try to put him on another movie right away (Hughes and his brother Allen directed the hit The Book of Eli and WB topper Jeff Robinov is their former agent and is very close with...
  • changed the production status to Development
  • changed the status of Allen Hughes to Former
  • changed the status of Albert Hughes to Former

  • Posted on May. 17, 2011 from joblo.com:

    Keanu Reeves passes on Akira, now what?

  • The discussions were early but optimistic as Reeves seemed to have interest in the material but we can confirm that Reeves has officially joined Brad Pitt, James Franco and Ryan Gosling as actors who've passed on starring in AKIRA. And that's not the only speed bump Team AKIRA experienced this month on the way towards production...
  • set the production budget to $140,000,000
  • changed the production status to Development
  • changed the status of Keanu Reeves to Formerly In Talks

  • Posted on May. 6, 2011 from New York Magazine:

    Keanu Reeves Is Latest to Consider Warner Bros.’ Pric...

  • The studio needs to cast someone who can ensure a big worldwide gross: Our spies say the working budget is now an awe-inspiring $230 million, and Warner Bros. has been searching — so far, in vain — for a co-financier.
  • set the production budget to $230,000,000

  • Posted on May. 6, 2011 from The Hollywood Reporter:

    Keanu Reeves Circling Warner Bros.' Akira

  • Akira, the English-language, live-action take on the landmark anime and manga property, is zeroing in on its star, and it just might be Keanu Reeves.
  • added Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Rumored) to the credits
  • added James Franco (Rumored) to the credits
  • added Keanu Reeves (In Talks) to the credits

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