Months after its production was announced, the live-action “Akira” adaptation has reportedly been put on hold indefinitely.
Warner Bros.’ live-action remake of the beloved anime/manga Akira has been confirmed to start production in July.
The highly-anticipated film, which has been in development since 2002, is now officially in full swing with the recent announcement of Leonardo DiCaprio being attached as a producer.
The highly anticipated live-action remake of the beloved anime/manga “Akira” has been confirmed to be in full swing with the announcement of Leonardo DiCaprio as producer.
Warner Bros acquired the rights to create a live-action remake of Akira back in 2002 and has been stuck in development hell ever since.
Whenever a beloved anime property is revealed to be getting a Hollywood remake, fans are immediately reminded of the travesties that have come before it.
This is mostly because Hollywood studios have long been in denial that a Whitewashed casting and a dumbed down story will no longer appeal to the fans of the source material and even the rest of the general viewing public.
Editor’s Note: Ranier Maningding is a copywriter and mastermind behind the social justice page “The Love Life of an Asian Guy“. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely his own.
After years of unapologetic whitewashing from Hollywood, I was beginning to think that the Asian-American community would never see a faithful adaptation of a Japanese anime. But then, like Black Jesus descending from the heavens in a gold stitched robe, Jordan Peele curled his lips towards the universe and said, “bring me Akira.”