Apparently Warner Bros. Is Courting STAR TREK BEYOND Director Justin Lin To Helm Their Live-Action AKIRA Movie

Apparently Warner Bros. Is Courting STAR TREK BEYOND Director Justin Lin To Helm Their Live-Action AKIRA Movie

Another one from Meet The Movie Press here. Warner Bros. may finally be taking steps to get their long-gestating adaptation of Akira off the ground, and are apparently interested in Justin Lin to direct..



It looks like Warner Bros. are still determined to get that live-action take on Akira into production. Their planned adaptation of the classic manga/anime has been in and out of development in some form or another since way back in 2002, with the likes of Stephen Norrington, Gary Whitta, Albert Hughes, Ruairi Robinson, and Jaume Collet-Serra all attached to direct at various different times over the years.

Despite fierce fan-backlash over the decision to relocate the story to the U.S. and "whitewash" the characters, former The Wrap editor Jeff Sneider reckons the studio are now courting Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond, The Fast and the Furious 3-6) to helm the project.

That's all we have to go on for now - but do you guys think Lin is the right man for the job, or would you rather Akira stayed where it is in Development Hell?
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