‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Writer Unleashes ‘Akira’!

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Hiding within a post over at Deadline, it was revealed that Warner Bros. and Appian Way’s Akira adaptation is still being developed.

According to the latest, Dante Harper, the first writer on Edge of Tomorrow, who also penned the latest draft of The Last Witch Hunter, is currently working with Warner Bros, Appian Way, Mad Chance and director Jaume Collet-Serra on Akira.

Set in New Manhattan, the cyberpunk sci-fi epic follows the leader of a biker gang who must save his friend, discovered with potentially destructive psychokinetic abilities, from government medical experiments.

Last August Variety had reported that Collet-Serra left in early 2012 after production stalled. In early 2012, the studio shut down pre-production so that fixes could be made to the script, including tightening the budget from its original $90 million range.

The studio did begin looking at other directors in hopes of finding someone who could deliver a film on a more smaller scale. But ultimately, the studio was still in love with Collet-Serra’s vision, and sources said the director found time in his schedule as well as a new way to approach the adaptation that would meet the studio’s budget request.

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  • Isis-Script

    “Set in New Manhattan, the cyberpunk sci-fi epic follows the leader
    of a biker gang who must save his friend, discovered with potentially
    destructive psychokinetic abilities, from government medical
    experiments.“

    “New Manhattan”… if it’s a direct remake, why not “New New York”? Oh wait, Futurama’s already got that! No worries, just go with New Manhattan; that’s cool, right?!

    Who in their right mind actually wants this?! It has NO appeal to fans of the manga and anime, and mainstream audiences will likely be bored/bemused by the whole thing. Yet still, year after year somebody somewhere seems intent on bringing a Western remake to a world that has no demand for it.

    Sucks.

  • JessicaWMiles

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  • The_Whore_Whisperer

    I was hoping for porn star Asa Akira.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I never even knew about Akira until Chronicle came out and people started talking about how much it resembled it. I’m a sucker for any telekinesis-themed movies, though, so I’ll definitely watch it.

    • Grimphantom

      That and Scanners. Also suggest you read the manga since it has alot of stuff then what the movie had shown

  • Grimphantom

    Still can’t believe they want to do this…….it won’t end well.