Warner Bros.' planned live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira has secured $18.5 million in tax credits through Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production shingle to film in California, according to Deadline.
The Akira adaptation was awarded an $18.5m credit to film in California for an unspecified timeframe. While details on the long in-development adaptation are scarce, Deadline also reports that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is still in talks to helm the film.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to shoot Akira in California,” said Ravi Mehta, Warner Bros. Pictures EVP of physical production and finance. “The availability of top-notch crew members, plus the wide variety of location choices and predictable weather are second to none.”
No projected release date for Akira has been announced.