Filming based on the popular Japanese manga "Akira" will start in July 2019 under the direction of director Taiki Waititi. This is reported by the Discussing Film, citing its sources. The script will be prepared by Michael Golamko, who previously worked on the series "Flying Through the Night".
Note that the studio Warner Bros. planned to bring the manga to the big screens for many years. At some point, Justin Lin, the creator of several episodes of Fast and the Furious, was listed as the director. Then it was argued that the contenders for the director's chair were Daniel Espinoza, who directed the fantastic thriller "Living", and the creator of the horror movie "The Lights Go Out ..." David F. Sandberg. In 2017, it became known that one hundred studio offered the place of director Taika Waititi, but in the future there was no information about this project.
The manga takes place after the Third World War. In the center of the plot is a biker named Tetsuo, who encounters a strange mutant child and becomes the owner of superhuman abilities. Soon, Tetsuo is in the field of view of the military, who, fearing that he could cause a cataclysm once staged by another young man named Akira, try to isolate him.
The Topic of Article: Taika Waititi will start movieing Akira this summer.