Christopher Nolan Might Just be Directing An ‘Akira’ Trilogy

By Nilankur Dutta | 1 year ago
Christopher Nolan Might Just be Directing An ‘Akira’ Trilogy

How would you feel about one of greatest science fiction movies of all time, “Akira” being made by one of the greatest directors, Christopher Nolan? How would you feel if there is three such movies? Read on to find out more.

The “Akira” Hollywood remake is like the Big Foot. Every once in awhile, it makes rather interesting rumblings, but then it goes back to being so quiet that you wonder if it really exists. Well, the latest rumor being attached to “Akira” might just be too good to be true that Nolan is making it.


According, to Den of Geek, sources ‘close to Warner Bros’ are reporting Nolan has met with a mysteriously unnamed director over the last three months to discuss “Akira.” What’s more, “Akira” is now being made into a trilogy, so expect Tetsuo to weave destruction through Neo-Tokyo for hours and hours.

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What we do know for sure, is that Nolan’s next project will be released on July 21, 2017. There is no word on what this film will be or who will act on it, but Warner Bros assures us that there will be a  Nolan movie out in two years.

And since Screen Crush is reporting that Nolan has reputedly turned down one dystopian sci-fi project “Ready Player One” (which instead went to Steven Spielberg), he might have picked up another dystopian sci-fi project in “Akira.”  

“Akira” has been floating around in Hollywood for more than a decade. Here is a short history of what happened to the project.

Keanu Reeves was supposed to be originally attached to the project, but he left the project.

Jaume Collet-Serra (who directed Paris Hilton in “House of Wax”) was supposed to direct, but he left the project.

Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart were supposed to star in it, but they left the project.


Marco J. Ramirez (“Daredevil”, “Sons of Anarchy”) was supposed to pen the screenplay, and thankfully, he (reportedly) is still at it.

The movie is now supposedly being handled with close Nolan-collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way.

There is no cast announcements for this movie yet, but if Chris Nolan does end of directing it, we have an iron-cast release date, July 21, 2017.

Stay tuned to Movie News Guide for more Chris Nolan and dystopian alternate universes.

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