Over 30 years after the original film, fans of AKIRA can now look forward to never-before-seen clips from the cult anime.
Following the announcement of a remaster of the 1988 dystopian film in July last year, it’s now been revealed that the re-issue will include an added bonus disc. The AKIRA 4K Remaster Set has been upgraded from a two-disc to a three-disc package, which will include behind-the-scenes features, stills from the production storyboard, and clips from the musical force behind the soundtrack: Japanese music collective Geinoh Yamashirogumi.
Talks of a live-action remake of the cyberpunk thriller have also been circulating for some time, but it’s been plagued with production delays and could take another two years to hit screens. Taika Waititi – who just won an Oscar for writing Jojo Rabbit –was named as the director, but he may have to withdraw from the project due to other commitments. “I’m not sure if even in two years I’d be... I don’t know what I’m doing in fucking two days,” he told Variety on the Oscars red carpet. He added: “I think eventually it will happen. I’m just not sure if I’ll be doing it.”