Taika Waititi has spoken about his involvement with the live action version of Akira – and how he would go about adapting the story. The Akira anime was adapted from a cyberpunk manga series of the same name by Katsuhiro Otomo – who also wrote and directed the movie. The anime is rightly considered a groundbreaking piece of work and helped popularize anime in the West.

Since 2002, Warner Bros. has mounted several attempts at making a live action Akira, with various actors, directors and writers being attached. Filmmakers such as George Miller, Stephen Norrington, Jaume Collet-Serra and – most recently – Jordan Peele have been approached or ...

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