Monday, January 9, 2012

The Akira movie just won't die!

Previously, I posted about how Warner Bros.'s white-washed clusterfuck adaption of Akira was more or less dead after the studio shut pre-production down. Now, Variety is reporting that WB hasn't quite given up on birthing the abomination.

As for "Akira," which has only "Tron: Legacy" star Garrett Hedlund locked, the studio is by no means pulling the plug. Insiders said a new writer will probably be brought on over the next two weeks to focus on character elements and particularly on the pic's look. While no one's yet been offered the job, studio is said to be eyeing Jonah Nolan ("The Dark Knight," "The Dark Knight Rises") and Michael Green ("Green Lantern").
And in related news, they're casting more white people to play Japanese characters!
WB prexy Jeff Robinov met with the "Akira" team to discuss several issues, including who would land the second lead opposite Hedlund. Choices had been narrowed down to Michael Pitt and Dane DeHaan, but the studio wanted to wait until after the holidays to decide. Now that decision will be delayed further.
I said it in the previous post about this, but it bears repeating: Fuck you, Warner Bros, fuck you.

(h/t Topless Robot)

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