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

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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.