AKIRA Live-Action Film (With White Actors) Scrapped, Then Re-Instated

From Comics Alliance: “The live-action American adaptation of AKIRA that pretty much everyone agreed was a terrible idea has apparently been shelved. Director Albert Hughes walked away from the project in May, shortly after George Takei popularized bitter fan sentiment about controversial casting rumors, and now concept designer and comic book artist Chris Weston has revealed that he redesigned Kaneda’s iconic motorcycle before the project ‘floundered.'”

UPDATE: Nope, just kidding! “Variety is reporting that WB has hired new director for Akira and ‘being re-envisioned as a $90 million tentpole.’ Seems the project is unfortunately still alive and kicking.” (Hat tip: nannaia)

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