Akira Live Action Movie Greenlit

I know all the media have been going round and round about the possibility of a new Akira movie, this time in live-action form. The original movie from 1988 was created based on the manga by Katsuhiro Otomo and serialized from 1982 to 1990 in monthly Young Magazine. To be honest, I’ve kept you a bit uninformed because I wanted to actually have something to say except what everybody else did tell you about it, and it was “A Live-Action Movie of Akira is Probably Going to be Created”… I am here to actually tell you that such a movie will be made.

According to Variety’s information, Warner Brothers are starting the production process of the new movie that will be based on the original manga will start in the early Spring (early March). The director of the movie is reported to be Jaume Collett-Serra, famous for his work on the horror thriller House of Wax and the definite most entertaining thriller for the fans of a different type of horrors than Paranormal Activity, Orphan.  According to his previous work, although not as vast as preferable, he will definitely keep the oddity and the awkwardness of the original Akira movie, moreover, I do think he would be able to recreate the manga in a very good manner. (Personal Shinigami opininon!)

Producer is Andrew Lazar (10 Things I Hate About You, The Astronaut’s Wife, Space Cowboys) and also Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way production company.


Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.

6 thoughts on “Akira Live Action Movie Greenlit

  1. The producer’s previous works freak me out – they’re either total flops or expensive boxoffice catastrophes. Hope that doesn’t affect Akira…

      1. I totally agree with you to. I will also add that it’s important how deep they’re going to dig into the story. I will hate another government-goes-bad-and-experiment-on-people story…

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