Akira Movie

Akira movie is currently in Development

December 15, 2019 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Production never started; reverted to development.Warner Bros removed release date.

Who's Involved:

Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, Steve Kloves, Albert Torres, Gary Whitta, Hawk Ostby, Andrew Lazar, Mark Fergus, Jennifer Davisson, Katsuhiro Otomo

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA) (Nationwide)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Akira Plot: What's the story?

Set in "New Manhattan," a city rebuilt by Japanese money, a bike gang leader must rescue his younger brother from his involvement in Akira, a secret government project. While doing so, the biker must battle with anti-government activists, shady politicians and reckless scientists.

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Akira Cast: Who stars in it?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Akira?

  1. Remake of Japanese film "Akira," which was based on Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel. This will be a live action film.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Akira?

A look at the Akira behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Taika Waititi last directed Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok. The film's writer Gary Whitta last wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and After Earth.

Directors

Taika Waititi

Producers

Jennifer Davisson
Leonardo DiCaprio
Andrew Lazar

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Production Timeline: When did the Akira come together?

On or about December 15, 2019 • The film was in Development status.

Production never started; reverted to development.Warner Bros removed release date.

On or about May 26, 2019 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Taika Waititi is on-board to direct. Now aiming for a 2021 release.

On or about January 5, 2012 • The film was in Development status.

Warner Bros. shut down pre-production work while producers will attemp to improve the script. There is a chance that the production could be shutdown entirely.

On or about October 21, 2011 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Being prepped for a late February/early March start.

On or about May 26, 2011 • The film was in Development status.

Deadline reports that despite losing its director and failing to secure actors for the leads, Warner Bros. still has Akira on the fast track.

On or about May 17, 2011 • The film was in Development status.

Warner Bros. shut down pre-visualization and told Joblo that the movie has not yet been greenlit.

On or about May 5, 2011 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about March 21, 2011 • The film was in Development status.

Steve Kloves delivered a rewrite, narrowing casting options, aiming for a August 2011 start.

On or about September 9, 2009 • The film was in Development status.

Akira Release Date: When is it coming out?

Akira is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
United States
TBA Nationwide
Canada
TBA

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