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Warner Bros. Halts Production On 'Akira'; Trying To Work Out A Lower Budget

The Collider:
Studios have been trying to get the most bang for their buck when it comes to their blockbusters. The Lone Ranger had to wrangle for a lower budget, and Paradise Lost, and The Dark Tower have been put into limbo as studios try to figure out how to bring down costs. THR reports that Warner Bros. has put their adaptation of the manga/anime Akira on hold as they try to figure out how to re-work the script to lower the budget. Producers Jennifer Kiloran Davisson and Andrew Lazar, and director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) are trying to make the necessary changes, and Steve Kloves (Harry Potter) may be brought back to do another re-write after already having done one a year ago.

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alycakes1793d ago

Gee...they've been trying to do something with this movie for a very long time now. I wonder if it's ever going to happen at this rate.

darklordzor1793d ago

Well, this makes me once again think that it's best to just leave this property alone. They've been trying forever, and it just hasn't been happening. Time to lay it to rest.

moosekebabs1793d ago

Agreed. I think the universe is trying to tell them something - no one wants this made!

Lord_Sloth1793d ago

Yeah. THAT'LL make a huge project better...

ShinFuYux1793d ago

Why not let that dude who made 300 make the movie?

darklordzor1792d ago

You mean Zack Snyder? He's currently tied up with Man of Steel.

hazelamy1793d ago

news like this usually comes shortly before the movie gets canned.

oh well, it could have turned out great.
or it could have been crap.
we may never know now.

alycakes1792d ago

Somehow I think that may happen with this movie for now at least.