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Taika Waititi’s live-action Akira movie gets May 2021 release date

The Verge Friday, 24 May 2019
Taika Waititi’s live-action Akira movie gets May 2021 release dateThor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi’s next big-budget project, a live-action version of the beloved manga series Akira, finally has a release date, The Wrap reports: May 21st, 2021.

Waititi’s project, which is being distributed by Warner Bros., was first announced in 2017. The announcement came just before Waititi’s first major blockbuster film, Thor: Ragnarok, was released. Although Waititi built up a cult-like fan base around himself thanks to movies like What We Do in the Shadows and Eagle vs Shark, the Akira announcement made longtime fans of the manga series — and the critically acclaimed 1988 anime adaptation — nervous. Waititi told Dazed magazine in April 2018 that he was more than aware of the concern.

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Hollywood’s live-action remake of beloved manga and anime ‘Akira’ is coming to theaters May 21, 2021. According to, the project is being handled by the talented New Zealand director, Taika Waititi New Zealand. Much of Akira’s story is about children oppressed and exploited by...

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