By November, Hedlund had entered negotiations to star as Kaneda, and Kristen Stewart had been offered the role of Ky Reed. It seems after all the endless delays that the live-action Akira movie is finally getting made and will be released in May 2021. Thor 4 Director Taika Waititi has been speaking about the long-awaited Akira live-action remake, which, sadly, he probably won't be involved with. Christopher Nolan has reportedly been meeting with a filmmaker who was previously attached to Akira, which is rumored to be a trilogy. The script is being reworked to hopefully bring the $90 million budget down to a more respectable number.
 Warner Bros. ultimately removed Akira from its release schedule by December 2019, replacing the May 2021 date with The Matrix 4. “Akira” was adapted into a 1988 anime film directed by Otomo. Akira Sekine (関根 明良, Sekine Akira) is a Japanese voice actress from Tokyo. On the one hand, we have Taika Waititi attached to direct and he is clearly more enamored with the original Akira manga rather than the anime as the source material for the live-action movie. Sci-Fi Synopsis.  Waititi said to IGN in October 2019 that he is still committed to Akira once his commitment on Thor is complete. Alita: Battle Angel fared slightly better with $85 million except that its budget was $170 million (although a $404 million take worldwide certainly helped matters).  The directors reportedly had some freedom with the project; according to writer Gary Whitta, who had written an early draft of the screenplay, they were told that Otomo had instructed those working on the film "basically to not be afraid to change things, that he wanted to see an original and different interpretation, not just a straight-up remake". Akira on mubi.com. The project also has the backing of original manga author Katsuhiro Otomo.
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It’s hard to say! Knowledge Vs Wisdom Funny, I cover gaming in Japan as well as the pop-culture here. The live-action 'Akira' movie will be released in 2021.  Norrington had planned to make his adaptation more appealing to Western audiences.
She is affiliated with Aptepro. Kristen Stewart Has an Offer to Star in 'Akira,' Will She Accept? He also intended to adapt the original six-volume manga rather than directly adapting the anime film. Specifically, according to The Hollywood Reporter the live-action Akira movie will be released on May 21, 2021, which is the same release date for John Wick: Chapter 4.
This would have allowed them to have used a mixture of Western and Asian cultures and actors so as to avoid concerns that they would be whitewashing the project.