Justin Lin Courted For “Akira” Remake

Warner Bros. Pictures have spent a long time developing a live-action feature adaptation of the acclaimed manga and its subsequent 1988 anime feature “Akira”. Several different filmmakers have been attached at different points including Stephen Norrington, Gary Whitta, Albert Hughes, Ruairi Robinson, and Jaume Collet-Serra.

Now a new name has been added to the list. Speaking to Meet The Movie Press, The Wrap writer Jeff Sneider says the studio is keen on “Fast Five” helmer Justin Lin to direct the project.

At last report Marco J. Ramirez had been hired to pen a new draft of the script late last year, one that could be the beginning of a film trilogy.