Warner Brothers has shut down the pre-production offices on the live action remake of the popular anime film, Akira.
The plan is to rework the existing script and scale down the currently
$90 million dollar budget. Warner Brothers insist that Akira is not a dead project and Garret Hedlund is still set to star as Kaneda and Juame Collet-Serra is still on to direct.
I think a live action Akira is a good idea, if done right.
If you have ever seen the anime film, then you know $90 million already
seems like a low budget for the film, and they want it even less?
Sounds like this project could die eventually...