And just when you start to think the Akira movie is rolling along, in comes yet another story that says production will halt.
What’s put a monkey wrench on the adaptation of the anime this time? Hit the break to find out.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s production offices in Vancouver were being closed because of “below-the-line talent and crew” and were told to stop working. An insider claimed that everyone was being sent home.
It was said by THR that producers will be working with director Juame Collet-Serra to meet for two weeks and re-work script issues. It’s not yet clear as to which scriptwriter they’ll use while working on the issues.
While one insider has apparently claimed that Warner Bros. will not let the project die, THR also reports that if the issues aren’t resolved the project could be scrapped entirely.
This would make it the fourth time the project has died. It’s already gone through numerous budgets—this version would have stayed in the $90 million range—and directors, which Albert Hughes (From Hell) who dropped from the project in November.