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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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Nevermind, Live-Action ‘AKIRA’ Movie Still Happening with ‘Unknown’ Director

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To quote Tetsuo: "Hrrngg... hrrngg..."

Just when it seemed that plans to produce a live-action American film based on AKIRA, the seminal and sacrosanct manga and anime created by Katsuhiro Otomo, had been scuttled in the name of good taste, it turns out the project is actually very much alive. Variety reports the film, produced by Warn

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