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Dig Up Your Best ‘Brokira’ Jokes, WB’s Live Action ‘Akira’ Movie Is Back On With Jaume Collet-Serra

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WB/Jeffrey Errico/Rodolfo Dimaggio/Chris Weston

 

Just when we thought we were done having to write jokes about what's almost certainly set to be a North American-localized live action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's beloved Akira manga and anime, Variety reports that Warner Bros. still wants to make a movie. Director Jaume Collet-Serra is once again attached to the project, with Variety reporting that WB is "still in love" with his vision -- a vision that included what looked to be an almost  all-white cast, a "New Manhattan" location, and recasting main characters Tetsuo and Kaneda as bartending brothers instead of teenage biker gang rivals. Apparently WB has found a way to address the director's earlier concerns over creator interference and a mere $90 million budget and he's set to begin work in the spring of 2014 with an unknown amount of money behind the project.

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More Live Action ‘Akira’ Storyboards Surface Care Of Chris Weston [Art]

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Though Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli) walked away from directing the Warner Bros.-helmed live action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga and anime, it seems that considerable storyboarding work was done under his leadership. As we saw in Monday's release of storyboards by artis

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Storyboards Surface From Delayed Live Action ‘Akira’ Movie [Art]

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The unkillable live action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga and animated feature is currently getting a script rewrite after having its budget cut, but that doesn't mean fans can't catch a glimpse of an earlier draft of the film that would've transformed rival Japanese teenage motorcycle gang members Shōtarō Kaneda and Tetsuo Shima into white, tavern-owning American siblings. Artist Jeff

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