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Production Shut Down on 'Akira' Remake

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Jan 05, 2012 | 2:10pm EST

ALTThe frequently in-the-news live-action remake of Akira has hit a snag, er, snags, and production has been shut down ... potentially for good.

The movie, whose budget has been trimmed from an insane $230 million to a still-high $90 million, is reportedly facing scrutiny from the studio, Warner Bros. over its cost, casting and script. If the kinks aren't ironed out soon, the movie could be axed altogether.

Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is the only big-name cast member officially attached to the update of the 1980s Japanese manga series, which was due for release sometime next year.

Source: THR

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