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Taika Waititi's 'Akira' Movie Adaptation Gets 2021 Release Date

Taika Waititi's 'Akira' Movie Adaptation Gets 2021 Release Date

Taika Waititi‘s anticipated film adaptation of famed manga Akira is getting closer to hitting theaters!

Warner Bros just announced that the flick in set to be released on May 21, 2021.

The movie will be a take on Katsuhiro Otomo‘s six-volume graphic novel, which was originally made into an anime film in 1988.

The manga takes place in postapocalyptic Tokyo and follows a teen who discovers he has telekinetic abilities that endanger the world. The only person who seems to be able to stop him is his childhood friend and gang leader.

While Taika will direct, the film will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.

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  • Anna

    Why can’t they just leave anime alone? 🤦‍♀️

    Adaptation from cartoon to real life just doesn’t work. It’s a completely different style that doesn’t transition to film very well. 🙄