October 22, 2017

Taika Waititi wants to adapt Akira with all-Asian cast

12 October 2017, 02:15 | Elsie Buchanan

Taika Waititi Says He Wouldn't Whitewash 'Akira'

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The comic book film studio has a knack for finding talent that has not yet broken out and then gives them the platform to become highly sought after superstars.

Waititi, if we loose a big info about his vision of the adaptation, however, remains careful not to tell us what it is in the background. The New Zealand born multihyphenate actor/writer/director may have hit cult success with his vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, but you would be hard-pressed to find an average Joe on the street that knew his name.

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Sitting down with the late night talk show host to discuss his third and final Thor solo, Hemsworth got a few good minutes talking about what it was like working with Ragnarok co-star Mark Ruffalo and director Taika Waititi when Kimmel chose to shift the camera backstage to talk with the Hulk star.

"I am in discussion - it is more or less the rumour. I would do an adaptation of the books", he said. "And, yeah, so anyway there's been some chats [about him directing it]". Waititi later added that he meant "all" the books in the six-volume manga series. Recently, the live-action remake of the anime Ghost in the Shell drew heavy criticism when the film cast white actress Scarlett Johansson in a role that absolutely should have gone to a Japanese actress. Both movies! Since in reality, according to the plan of Waititi, Akira would fit the manga into two films that would correspond to two specific times in its history (and that it is therefore not going to spoiler here).

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It might sound like a long shot, but word on the rumor mill has it that Matt Damon might be making a surprise appearance in Taika Waititi's superhero space buddy movie, Thor: Ragnarok. "I would do an adaptation of the books". Love the movie, but I would not do a remake of the movie. I will do an adaptation of the manga...

This actually makes the most sense, despite the fact that the anime is probably more well known internationally. And the same sort of whitewashing nearly happened previously with Akira.

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