‘Unknown’ Director Jaume Collet-Serra Eyes ‘Akira’; Budget Scaled Back To $90 Million

The Playlist Writes:
Well, that’s funny. Just last night we reported that indie filmmakers The Polish Brothers were offered, and turned down, the chance to direct Warner Bros.’ potential franchise “Akira,” marking the first real word on the project ever since Albert Hughes bailed on the film at the end of May. Well, if anything, the Polish Brothers tidbit of info revealed that movement was still happening even if it wasn’t out in the open, and now a new name is considering stepping into the high profile pic.

”Orphan” and “Unknown” helmer Jaume Collet-Serra is now in early talks to take on the movie. There has been much grumbling about the film from die hard fans of the original anime movie about Hollywood even attempting a redo, but if it’s any small consolation, the filmmakers are using Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga, not the film, as the basis for the adaptation.

Credit: Variety

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Crazay1931d ago

Well - I'm just gonna say it...

FUCK ME THIS IS BAD NEWS!!! A whole $90 Million for a live action remake of an epic anime film like Akira? This is total Bullshit.

alycakes1930d ago

Not much for a movie these days I must say.