Is Leonardo DiCaprio’s Akira Dead as a Doornail?
Yes, according to the guys over at horror site Bloody-Disgusting (yeah, I don’t know what a horror site is doing reporting on a sci-fi movie, too, but I digress), who were actually the first one to break the story of the movie’s development, originally under the direction of producer Leonardo DiCaprio, over a year and a half again. Now according to BD, the live-action adaptation of the popular manga/anime is “dead as a doornail”, which is pretty damn dead.
Sad news comes in this weekend as we have learned that not only has [would-be director Ruairi Robinson] left the project, but Tetsuo and Kaneda’s adventure is “dead as a doornail,” a report we’ve confirmed with two separate sources. I can only hope it gets revived in the near future as this could have been one of the coolest effin’ movies ever.
So there you have it. According to the guys who broke the initial news, the movie is not only nowhere close to getting made, but chances are it will never get made. Chalk another possibly very cool movie to the cold, dreaded fingers of developmental hell, I suppose. Nothing new with Hollywood. How long did it take to get “Watchmen” made again…?
Below: I guess we won’t be seeing the coolest bike ever onscreen anytime soon. Sigh.