Justin Lin Reportedly Eyed To Direct Live-Action “Akira”

In a Meet The Movie Press video from Popcorn Talk Network, Jeff Sneider, a film reporter for The Wrap, has indicated that Warner Bros. is eyeing Justin Lin (The Fast And the Furious 3-6) for their live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime/manga classic Akira.  Directors previously attached to the project through its convoluted history have included Stephen Norrington, Gary Whitta, Albert Hughes, Ruairi Robinson, and Jaume Collet-Serra.



Last spring, the talk was that  Marco J. Ramirez—a writer who’s worked on shows like Sons of Anarchy and was co-showrunner on the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil series— was taking over on the script for the live-action adaptation.

There were also rumors in the fall that Warner Bros. was considering adapting the work into a trilogy of movies, along with the suggestion that Christopher Nolan (director on the last Batman trilogy, executive producer on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) was in talks to get involved with the project. 


via Dark Horizons

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.