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Warner Bros freezes, again, "Akira"
chiverico | January 5, 2012 at 12:52 pmby
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Vancouver offices are being closed and are forcing the film crew to stop working. "All are returning to their homes." According to information from their own film studios.
It is not the first time the film has some problems with Warner Bros, because since acquired the rights in 2008 have been forced to review over and over budget, script and other problems related to the preparation and recording of Akira.
The producers, who include Appian Way, Jennifer Davisson and Lazar Kiloran meet again with director Jaume Collet-Serra for the next two weeks to iron out the script issues.
It is not clear even if one of the writers of Harry Potter, Steve Kloves, who did a rewrite of the project face a year ago, will be called to assist and give another twist to the script.
If problems can not be resolved, the project could completely cripple by rumored quite accurate.
Collet-Serra had managed to reduce by half the original budget with which the director Albert Hughes was scheduled to direct the film. We are currently working on a budget of approximately $ 90 million.
With the actor Garrett Hedlund, who signed the contract to star in Akira, and actors Kristen Stewart, Wattanabe Ken and Helena Bonham Carter, the study considered that the budget is still too high for a sci-fi project with this potential actors. The goal, say insiders, is that the budget is between 60 and $ 70 million.
Akira has already "died" three times to rise like a phoenix from the ashes.
Robinson and Hughes Rauiri worked deep into the project as directors before refuse budget of the film. The director Jaume Collet-Serra has a green light for the project and is what has come to put the project up and recording.
This is not the only project to Warner Bros. to review its budget freezes. Arthur and Lancelot, the film directed by David Dobkin, has also been under pressure for its bloated budget.
Sources close to the project say that Akira is not dead yet. "The film is very strong", according to insiders. "Only Warner Bros. does not want to let it die.".
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