Warner Bros. Film Studio refused further production of the movie based on the popular Japanese manga "Akira". This is reported by The Wrap with reference to its sources. It is alleged that this happened after the director of the movie Taika Waititi chose to sign a contract with Marvel studio to shoot the fourth part of "Thor".
Whether there will be another attempt to create this movie in the future is still unknown. Note that Warner Bros. acquired the rights to movie the manga back in 2002 and has since unsuccessfully tried to get it into production. At various times, Justin Lin, Jaume Collet-Serra, Jordan Peel and others were listed as directors. Taika Waititi went further than others, as he was already recruiting actors when he returned to Marvel. What caused him to leave not yet known. Anonymous sources indicate not some "creative differences" with the studio management.
The original manga is set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, and the plot is built around a member of a biker gang named Tetsuo, who, as a result of one incident, is endowed with powerful telekinetic abilities. He is pursued by the military, who believe that he is a danger to the whole world.
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