Live action Akira a no go


Bloody Disgusting is reporting that the Leonardo DiCaprio produced  live action version of Akira has died a slow death in Pre-Pro Hell.

“Akira” originated in 1988 as a manga and then as an animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story was set in a neon-lit futuristic post-nuclear war “New Tokyo” in 2019 where a teen biker gang member is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers. The gang’s leader must find a way to stop the ensuing swathe of destruction.

The film was to be a two-part film of epic proportions, but unless Warner Bros. and Appian Way can get their act together, don’t expect to see this tale appear on the screen anytime soon.

via Blood Disgusting