Warner Bros., which announced in early 2017 its intention to revive the movie adaptation of the popular Japanese manga "Akira", will try to lure the director of the movie "Thor 3: Ragnarok" from the Marvel camp, Taika Waititi, whom the studio plans to entrust the post of director. This is reported by the Deadline edition,
Note that this is not the first attempt by Warner Bros. take on the production of a movie based on "Akira". For the first time this became known back in 2011. However, after about a year, the project was closed, as the studio was unable to significantly reduce the production budget.
The events of the manga of the same name take place after the Third World War. The plot is built around a biker named Tetsuo, who, after a collision with a mutant, becomes the owner of supernatural powers. Military, As it usually happens, try to isolate the main character. Garett Hedlund was mentioned as the leading actor, who achieved some fame after the release of the movie "Tron: Legacy". It is expected that the action of the new movie adaptation will be moved to New York. The timing of the work is still unknown, as Taiki Waititi already has several movies in the schedule.
The first movie adaptation of Akira dates back to 1988.
The Topic of Article: Film adaptation of Akira offered to director of Thor 3.