Once again, it’s time to panic. New Zealand director Taika Waititi is just now wrapping up Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok and is now apparently in talks with Warner Bros about a live action Akira.
Yes, one of the most beloved anime of all time (still surprises me) could become a live-action movie. If that doesn’t cause anime fans to freak out, I don’t know what would. Then there is the glaring concern with ANY anime getting a live-action rendition. Historically speaking, live-action anime flicks have been a notorious insult to the genre. At best. Some fans prefer filmmakers just leave anime alone.