It’s been awhile since we’ve had anything to report about Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of Japanese animated film Akira, which Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, Run All Night) has been tapped to direct. And there’s a reason for that, unfortunately. Read on.
In an interview with Collider, Collet-Serra revealed that the project is essentially dead in the water at this present moment in time, as absolutely no progress has been made in the past year.
“No, no. There’s nothing,” said the director, when asked if the film was currently in the works. “It’s a Warner Bros. question,” he continued, indicating that the fate of the adaptation is out of his hands.
After directing both Non-Stop and Run All Night back to back, Collet-Serra says that the only thing in his immediate future is a big ole break.
“I truly will not make a decision on a movie for a few months because I’ve done these two movies in three years without any time off so I cannot wait for this movie to come out and just fade away,” he said. “So my next movie’s not gonna be for a while, let’s put it this way.”
Last we heard, Dante Harper (the first Edge of Tomorrow scribe who recently did a draft on Vin Diesel vehicle The Last Witch Hunter) was working with Warner Bros. on the script, though we have no way of knowing if he’s still on board this potentially sunken ship.