Director Jaume Collet-Serra is once again in talks with Warner Bros. to return to the stalled live-action adaptation of Akira, eyeing a spring 2014 production start.
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.
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.