A month-and-a-half ago, we posted news that Warner Bros. was finally moving forward with their live-action remake of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. The long-awaited project has been in the works since the early 2000s and Deadline is reporting an official release date has finally been set: May 21, 2021.
Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson through their Appian Way banner, the film will be based on the six-volume series Otomo released in the 80s. The film has already secured an $18.5 million tax credit in California.
“A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.“