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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