It’s been a while since we heard about the live-action adaptation of Akira that Warner Brothers has been working on for a while. Last we heard, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi was directing the film, and that still seems to be the case. According to CBM, Waititi was recently interviewed by Dazed and he gave the tiniest of updates:
So, it’s good to know that he’s still working on it. Hopefully, the next time we hear about it, there will be a bit more to it. In the past, Waititi has said that he wants to cast Asian teenagers. This would help him avoid the whitewashing controversy that has befallen many recent adaptations such as Death Note and Ghost in the Shell. It could also bring to light some fantastic actors that could help break the cycle of the same 20 actors being used in every movie made. Are you excited for Waititi’s take on Akira?