Following the closing of the Vancouver production office of Akira, Warner Bros. is reportedly looking for a high-end writer, like Jonathan Nolan or Michael Green, to polish the script, focusing on character elements and the film’s look.
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Nervous that Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is the only name signed on to Akira, Warner Bros. executives are reportedly looking to cut another $20 million to $30 million from the adaptation’s already-shrunken budget.
A casting call for Akira includes a story description for director Jaume Collet-Serra’s $90 million live-action adaptation of the landmark cyberpunk manga and anime by Katsuhiro Otomo.
Kristen Stewart, star of The Twilight Saga and the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, reportedly has been offered the female lead in Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of Akira.
Warner Bros. has reportedly given the greenlight to the live-action adaptation of Akira, and is said to considering TRON: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund for one of two lead roles in the cyberpunk epic.
In yet another stumbling block for Warner Bros.’ planned adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s groundbreaking manga, the director Albert Hughes is reportedly leaving the project on amicable terms with the studio.
The Matrix star has passed on the planned live-action adaptation of the acclaimed cyberpunk manga and anime, leaving Warner Bros. to continue its search for a marquee name to lead the cast of the Hughes Brothers film.
The actor reportedly has begun negotiations to star in the Hughes Brothers’ live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s groundbreaking cyberpunk manga and anime.
Warner Bros. reportedly has sent copies of the script for its adaptation of the acclaimed manga and anime to seven actors it’s eyeing for the lead roles of Tetsuo and Kaneda.