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Production Offices of Live-Action Akira Film Shut Down

by Florete
Jan 5, 2012 4:25 PM | 36 Comments
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

Previous related topic: Live Action Akira Greenlit

20 of 36 Comments Recent Comments

YES!!!! Cancel it! CANCEL IT!

Jan 7, 2012 11:39 PM by Aozure

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.

Jan 7, 2012 5:27 AM by Heavenfang

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.

Jan 6, 2012 8:50 PM by Algazero

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

Jan 6, 2012 2:55 PM by GodlyKyon

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 2:35 PM by BL2W

Not surprised at all..

Jan 6, 2012 12:35 PM by EXSphere

Saw this coming.

Jan 6, 2012 10:03 AM by athlonxp

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 8:41 AM by EarthStar

kirby said:
Samurai_ said:
BlueCyanide said:
best news this year

Jan 6, 2012 7:15 AM by zeroyuki92


Jan 6, 2012 7:05 AM by Arpadiam

BlueCyanide said:
best news this year


Jan 6, 2012 6:45 AM by Face_Faith

Well there goes the epic lolz I was going to get from the movie.

Jan 6, 2012 6:15 AM by Roloko

Kill it with fire!

Jan 6, 2012 5:56 AM by SurferDude

I never look forward to live action adaptations of anime. More often than not my favourites get ruined.

Jan 6, 2012 3:18 AM by JesusMcAllah

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 12:17 AM by octal9

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 5, 2012 11:16 PM by Forest-kun

Good news.

Jan 5, 2012 10:59 PM by AlexSadist-sama

Samurai_ said:
BlueCyanide said:
best news this year

Jan 5, 2012 10:54 PM by kirby

2012 is off to a good start

Jan 5, 2012 9:01 PM by Akamitsu

BlueCyanide said:
best news this year

Jan 5, 2012 8:47 PM by Pullman

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