Do you like Taika Waititi’s movies and Akira? Then I have some brilliant news, then. Waititi is set to direct a live-action adaptation of the famous manga and anime with shooting said to begin on July 15! This news comes from Discussing Film, and I’m super excited to hear the news.
If you don’t know what Akira is then here’s a quick synopsis:
“In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo’s supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment’s secrets.”