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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the live-action film adaptation of Akira is being put on hold due to casting, script, and budget issues. The website reports that production offices in Vancouver are being closed and below-the-line talent and crew have been told to stop working.

Producers Jennifer Kiloran Davisson and Andrew Lazar will work with director Jaume Collet-Serra over the next two weeks on the script. Insiders say the project could end up canceled if the issues cannot be resolved.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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best news this year

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Jan 5, 2012 4:32 PM

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Yay they are postponed on ruining my precious animu!
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Jan 5, 2012 4:33 PM

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What the hell is "below-the-line talent" and why does the production of an live-action anime adaptation have to resort to such questionable resources?
 
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Redfoxoffire said:
casting, script, and budget issues
Sounds like fun.
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wow...this is why live action anie films DONT WORK
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Jan 5, 2012 5:50 PM

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im kind of glad this is happening. don't want another "dragon ball live action movie"
 
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Jan 5, 2012 6:31 PM

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it's a sign saying that they should just cancel t
 
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Jan 5, 2012 6:36 PM

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inb4 HOLLYWOOD IS RUINING ANIME WAHH DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION

This could happen to any other movie, anime adaptation or not.
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Jan 5, 2012 6:42 PM

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Isn't "postpone" a more appropriate term? Not "shut down."
 
Jan 5, 2012 7:06 PM

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BlueCyanide said:
best news this year
 
Jan 5, 2012 7:08 PM

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DraconisMarch said:
Isn't "postpone" a more appropriate term? Not "shut down."

The project is postponed. The offices are shut down.
 
Jan 5, 2012 7:17 PM

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this is great news
i read the script changes that they made to AKira
and well lets just say it would have been a giant turd
 
Jan 5, 2012 7:20 PM

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Suddenly I have some faith in god now, even if it's just a little. Or that dude who lives above the clouds
 
Jan 5, 2012 7:29 PM

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Was this the one Keanu Reeves was gonna be in? Or was that Bebop?
 
Jan 5, 2012 8:12 PM

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Can't say I mind.

 
Jan 5, 2012 8:23 PM

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They should just cancel the project, heh lol
 
Jan 5, 2012 8:47 PM

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BlueCyanide said:
best news this year


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Jan 5, 2012 9:01 PM

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2012 is off to a good start




 
Jan 5, 2012 10:54 PM

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BlueCyanide said:
best news this year
 
Jan 5, 2012 10:59 PM

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Good news.
 
Jan 5, 2012 11:16 PM

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Well now, who can honestly say they didn't see this coming?

The script's not even completed, and it's already a fail. Nice.
 
Jan 6, 2012 12:17 AM

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thank god - this is a disaster waiting to happen - what human in their right mind would try to remake the perfection of the original manga/anime in any form, especially live action???
 
Jan 6, 2012 3:18 AM

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I never look forward to live action adaptations of anime. More often than not my favourites get ruined.
 
Jan 6, 2012 5:56 AM

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Kill it with fire!
 
Jan 6, 2012 6:15 AM

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Well there goes the epic lolz I was going to get from the movie.
"What has two arms, two legs, and is alive? Not your favorite character lol! xD"
 
Jan 6, 2012 6:45 AM

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BlueCyanide said:
best news this year


QFT.
 
Jan 6, 2012 7:05 AM

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INDEED THIS IS A BLAST OF A AWESOME GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!

 
Jan 6, 2012 7:15 AM

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kirby said:
Samurai_ said:
BlueCyanide said:
best news this year
 
Jan 6, 2012 8:41 AM

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My brother and I are pleased to hear of this wonderful news. I cringe every time I see the mess of Dragon Ball that Hollywood adapted.
 
Jan 6, 2012 10:03 AM
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Saw this coming.
 
Jan 6, 2012 12:35 PM

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Not surprised at all..
 
Jan 6, 2012 2:35 PM
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Evangelion, Bebop, possibly Death Note (the American one)--heck, even Spike Lee's Oldboy has been delayed--and now, this. Doesn't surprise me in the least.
 
Jan 6, 2012 2:55 PM

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Great, I don't have to stand the existence of an another shitty anime-live action film. Seriously, anime is so much easier to make and good looking
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Jan 6, 2012 8:50 PM

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Exkalamity said:
What the hell is "below-the-line talent" and why does the production of an live-action anime adaptation have to resort to such questionable resources?

if you are not an actor, director, producer, or screenwriter, then you are below the line. i work on film sets here and there and yet i still don't understand why there is a separation of classes like this. still, this is pretty good news. i hope its cancelled.
 
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I get the feeling that it will come, but as a low-budged movie. :( No one famous apparently wants to do anything about it, since it's been "in production" so long, so they end up using B-movie directors and cast.
 
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YES!!!! Cancel it! CANCEL IT!
 
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