Deadline reported that Warner Bros. has removed the live-action Akira film in their release schedule.
Akira manga creator and director Katsuhiro Otomo announced at this year's Anime Expo that a new adaptation based on his Akira manga is in the works.
The release date for the upcoming live-action Akira film was finally revealed in a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Variety reported that the live-action Akira film will be filmed entirely in California, with the project getting a US$18.5 million tax credit.
In an interview with Dazed, director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) confirmed that he is still working on Warner Brothers' live-action Akira film project.
Kodansha Comics announced at this year's Emerald City Comicon that they will release a 35th anniversary box set of the Akira manga.