Taika Waititi’s Akira movie gets a release date

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An adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomos manga series of the same name, the project has been long in the making. Jordan Peele, George Miller, Christopher Nolan and Justin Lin were all circling the project at some point in the last few years. Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio is producing though his Appian Way along with Andrew Lazar. Waititi, who directed Marvel’s blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, boarded the project in 2017. Advertising

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film, which hails from Warner Bros stable, will open opposite Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4.