Live-action Akira is back on with Jaume Collet-Serra


Way back in January 2012 we reported that the live-action remake of Akira had been put on hold in order to rework the script and lower the film’s budget. Looks like the script has been sufficiently tweaked and production could begin in spring 2014 with Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan) attached to direct. No word on if Garret Hedlund of Tron: Legacy is still a frontrunner to star in the project.

Let me restate what I wrote back in October 2011: “If the history of this remake is any indication, the first reports of production delays or setbacks should pop up in about two months, so stay tuned.”

What do you think of the live-action Akira adaptation being back on the table?

[Variety via Coming Soon]

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