Live Action “Akira” Has Risen Again!

By April Lara | 1 year ago
Live Action “Akira” Has Risen Again!

Manga fans, there’s a new movie heading your way that will excite you. Warner Bros has just finally greenlit the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Akira.”

Marco Ramirez (“Daredevil”) has been hired by Warner Bros to write the screenplay for “Akira.” For your information, the movie was actually planned back in 2008 but it didn’t push through. In fact, there have been a lot of directors and writers associated in the making of the adaptation for the big screen since 2008 but obviously, things haven’t been working out.


The good news is that this time around this may just be the time for the Manga series to come to life on the big screen. In fact, Warner Bros is very ambitious when it comes to the movie as big star names have popped up to plays it characters such as James Franco, Keanu Reeves and Brad Pitt.

“Akira” is a science fiction anime set in Tokyo in the year 2019 and it was directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and was released in 1988.

Warner Bros has acquired the rights for movie adaptation since 2002 and it has also been 13 years that the studio kept on trying to produce the film.

It’s really a movie that’s going to happen after everything that it has been through. “Akira” is back from the dead again, being resurrected to live and this is such awesome news!

Ramirez’s addition to the movie is the most significant move so far and it gave us hope that this one is for real this time.

What do you think of “Akira?” Do you want it to happen already? Let us know by posting your comments below! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for this one!

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