The American Live Action ‘Akira’ Remake Just Will Not Die

Akira is probably one of the most influential animated films ever made. If I had to explain that to you though, you probably wouldn’t be reading Nerd & Tie in the first place.

Since 2008, Warner Bros has been trying to do a Live Action remake of the property – but things keep falling apart. And whenever they do, we kind of breathe a sigh of relief. I mean, Akira is a very Japanese film, and as the studio seems determined for the remake to be set in America and star a bunch of white people, the film just seems like an absolutely terrible idea.

But it keeps on trying to happen.

The latest news in the ongoing saga is that Warner Bros has dug the project out, dusted it off, and hired Marco J. Ramirez to write a script for the film.

Ramirez is notably the co-showrunner for Daredevil season 2, and while I’m sure he’ll do a decent job, why is this project even still happening? I mean, seriously Warner Bros, just let the blasted thing die already.



Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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