Deadline Site: Edge of Tomorrow Scriptwriter Dante Harper Now Working on Live-Action Akira
posted on by Kyle Cardine
The Deadline website reported on Tuesday that screenwriter Dante Harper is currently working with Warner Bros, Appian Way, Mad Chance, and director Jaume Collet-Serra on the live-action Akira project.
Harper recently wrote the screenplay for the live-action Edge of Tomorrow film, which is based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlotte Riley, Kick Gurry, Bill Paxton, Kidus Henok, Tony Way, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Variety reported last August that director Collet-Serra was possibly rejoining the project, stating that, if he returned, he would direct the project in Spring 2014. Collet-Serra mentioned in interviews in February that he hoped the film would be his next project. Warner stalled the project in 2012 to revise the script so it would be less costly. Akira manga creator and anime director Katsuhiro Otomo was reportedly going to oversee the project as executive producer.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.