Akira is a movie which has been trapped in development hell for years now, with news of an adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic manga and anime first coming way back in 2002. Various actors and directors have since been attached for varying periods of time, but the movie has always failed to come together. However, that could now be about to change.
It was recently revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way is now handling the movie, with Marco J. Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy) attached to write. According to this new report though, the plan at Warner Bros. is to now make a trilogy of Akira movies.
That’s a pretty exciting prospect for fans of the material as this will no doubt do the property justice, but that actually pales in comparison to the news that Christopher Nolan may be involved in some capacity. According to Den of Geek’s sources, “Nolan has met with a previously attached filmmaker within the past three months to talk about the project.”
Him directing is obviously far from confirmed based on that piece of information alone as Nolan no doubt had his pick of projects at Warner Bros. after the success of The Dark Knight Trilogy and Interstellar, and Akira could be one of the many he at one point considered.
You have to believe that there’s at least a slim chance that Akira could be the British filmmaker’s recently