Warner Bros. has indefinitely suspended the developing "Akira" adaptation, sources report Variety . Sources point out that after a short delay the studio has pulled the plug production indefinitely for the classic anime adaptation, which should begin later in the fall.
"Thor: Ragnarok" hero Taika Waititi was on board to direct, and the studio hopes that "Akira" will be back in production once he has shot "Thor 4". Several sources close to Warner Bros. found Waititi's announcement this week "Thor 4" was surprising when a person added that they were surprised by Waititi's decision to focus on the Marvel property "Akira" approached the production.
Waititi met with young Japanese actors for "Akiras" two main roles. While the studio initially delayed production to give it time to find the right talent, there were now apparently more creative disagreements about the project.
The shift represents another setback for the adaptation of "Akira", which has been trying for years. Warner Bros. had similar budget problems at that time, and the studio returned to the drawing board. Collet-Serra finally set about working on other projects.
When Waititi boarded the film in 201