‘AKIRA’ REMAKE MAY STILL HAPPEN, SAYS DIRECTOR TAIKA WAITITI





Some time around the middle of last year came the news that Taika Waititi’s live-action adaptation of the classic anime Akira was canceled so he could work on Thor: Love And Thunder. However, he thinks that the project will still come to fruition. As he said to ‘Variety’:

“The whole thing went on hold. We had to keep pushing the dates, and it encroached on the Thor: Love And Thunder dates, which were immovable. So Akira ended up shifting two years down the track. So I’m not sure if even in two years I’d be — I don’t know what I’m doing in f****** two days. I think eventually it will happen. I’m just not sure if I’ll be doing it”.

Well an Akira remake was first talked about back in 2002, so a couple more years isn’t a big dea. I must admit, I was initially against the idea, but after Alita: Battle Angel proved that it is possible to produce a good anime remake, I’ve become cautiously optimistic.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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