The live-action remake of the cult anime film “Akira,” which Warner Bros. recently slated for release on May 21, 2021, has shut down production and has been put on hold, two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Will there be a remake of Akira?
Waititi has been very open about how the new adaptation of Akira keeps getting pushed back or cancelled by studios. In 2019 it was announced Waititi had been assigned to direct the film for a 2021 release date.
How many Akira movies are there?
|Created by||Katsuhiro Otomo|
|Original work||Akira (1982-1990)|
|Films and television|
|Film(s)||Akira (1988) Akira (TBA)|
What is going on in Akira?
Set in a then-distant 2019, following Tokyo’s forced rebuilding to the dystopian, military-complex-controlled Neo-Tokyo, Akira explores themes of disaffected youth, corruption in government, rampant religious zealotry, nuclear-energy-caused telekinesis, destruction, and rebirth.
Will there ever be an Akira 2?
During this year’s Los Angeles Anime Expo the Akira creator announced not one, but two new projects in the pipeline. And that’s not even mentioning the Akira live-action remake arriving in 2021. The director and prolific manga artist announced that he’ll be creating an Akira sequel anime series.
Did they create new colors for Akira?
There are a whopping 327 shades of color in “Akira,” 50 of which were allegedly specifically created for the film, according to a behind the scenes video on the production of “Akira” (via Kambole Campbell’s writing on the legacy of the film for its 4K release).
How many new colors did Akira make?
The movie consists of 2,212 shots and 160,000 single pictures, 2-3 times more than usual, using 327 different colors (another record in animation film), 50 of which were exclusively created for the film.
How many animators worked on Akira?
The animator has a very personal connection to the movie: She was one of more than 60 key animators assembled to bring the massive project — at the time, the most expensive animated Japanese film ever — to life.
Akira: The Live-Action American Remake – YouTube
Sci-Fi Classic Review: AKIRA (1988) – YouTube
The Akira Project – Live Action Trailer (Official) – YouTube