The winding road of Akira's trip through Hollywood may be set to take a definitive turn this week. According to Variety's Showblitz, Warner Brothers executives are about to evaluate the latest budget proposal for a Jaume Collet-Serra (Albert Hughes' replacement) helmed adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic apocalyptic sci-fi anime and manga.
"WB's seems closer to making a decision on whether to give the film a greenlight after the filmmakers gave a presentation on Wednesday to Warner execs that included a revised budget. Sources say most people are confident execs will be happy with the new budget...but you never know in this town. Be prepared for some kind of decision sometime next week."