Taika Waititi Talks Possibly Directing Akira & Casting Asians.

October 11, 2017
 
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The Akira series is one of those golden series of the Anime world. A live action movie/film for the series was stated to have been in works for a while. 
 
Just last month, it was even revealed that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi was in negotiations to with Warner Bros. to even direct the live version of Katsuhiro Otomo anime. 
 
Now it was revealed that Waititi had spoken with IGN about potentially directing the film. what his approach would be and even cast Asians. 
 
“I am — that was more or less a rumor,” said Waititi coyly about the possibility. “There was, I mean, I was in talks to do that, for sure, and something that I was very passionate about — am passionate about. I actually love the books. Love the movie, but I would not do a remake of the movie. I would do an adaptation of the books. And, yeah, so anyway there’s been some chats [about him directing it].”
 
He had also confirmed that he plans on adding an Asian cast to the film or at least in the role of Kaneda, Tetsuo. 
 
“Yeah, actually Asian teenagers would be the way to do it for me and probably no, not, like no name, I mean sort of unfound, untapped talent." “Yeah, I’d probably want to take it a bit back more towards the books.” 
 
Akira's movie has carried a synopsis for years but it is susceptible to change with the movie but this is extremely unlikely. This is seeing that Taika Waititi statement about being true to the anime will mean that the synopsis will be as follow: Set in a future city environment called New Manhattan, the sci-fi epic follows the leader of a biker gang who must save his best friend, who has been experimented on by the government causing him to develop dangerous and destructive psychokinetic powers.
 
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SOURCE: IGN

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