Greenlight decision looming for WB's Akira
It seems like it's been forever since Warner Bros. first announced it was making AKIRA pic with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way producing. Now, after a handful of rewrites and a director change, WB's seems closer to making a decision on whether to give the film a greenlight after the filmmakers gave a presentation on Wednesday to Warner execs that included a revised budget. Sources say most people are confident execs will be happy with the new budget ... but you never know in this town. Be prepared for some kind of decision sometime next week.