The movie bosses, who does not want to halt the movie, are in hunt of A-list actor to replace Keanu Reeves. "Production on Akira has not halted or been shut down, as the film has not yet been greenlit and is still very much in the development stage," a leading portal quoted, an official of Warner Bros. Pictures as saying.
Meanwhile, Albert Hughes and Steve Kloves have decided to rewrite the script to reduce the budget of the film. The budget, was estimated $140-million earlier. However, Akira is the screen-adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel.