Live-Action Akira Director Taika Waititi Says They're Still Gonna Make It

Adaptation was recently delayed due to a clash with Thor filming



The last update we had on Hollywood's live-action Akira film wasn't a great one. While the movie wasn't shelved, the time it took to properly develop the script ended up pushing production back far enough to clash with Thor: Love and Thunder, which is also being directed by Taika Waititi. For those wondering what's going on now, the Jojo Rabbit director recently spoke with IGN and shared a quick word about the project. 


As Waititi says in the video below, Akira has been shifted to the "tail end of Thor," moving production down the line by a couple years. On a positive note, Waititi adds, "We're still gonna make it." 



Prior to this, Akira was penciled in for a May 21, 2021 opening. We'll have to wait and see where it ends up after all this. 


Via Anime News Network




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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