Warner Bros’ Akira has hit another roadblock, and lost another director. According to Deadline, Albert Hughes has left the project, citing the old “creative differences” excuse.

The studio is expected to find a replacement very quickly, as they’re determined to keep Akira on the fast track.

So, that’s that.   Movies have languished a lot longer in pre-production than this, so  I don’t want to say something snarky like “Give it up, it can’t happen!”  However, I suspect that’s a sentiment a lot of  Akira fans have, especially when they’re tossing around such dubious casting choices.

Anyway.  Here’s where you can vent about Akira yet again, if you must, or suggest the one and only director you think could pull it off.