That’s good. Now they can focus on doing the Akira: The Musical.
At the beginning of 2008, a live-action version of the classic and hugely popular Japanese anime film, Akira, was announced to be on its way. At the time, a release date of Summer 2009 was being eyed. Here we are, Summer 2009, and there’s no sign of it. Hell, production hasn’t even begun, with the last update showing there was no script in place and no casting completed.
There may be a good reason for that. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Akira is dead in the water. It appears Ruairi Robinson, who was due to make his directorial debut with the two-part story, has left the project, and the whole thing is now as “dead as a doornail.