‘Akira’ Movie Rejected By ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Director; Christopher North, Jaume Collet-Serra Back In the Cards?

By Martin Suan | 2 years ago
‘Akira’ Movie Rejected By ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Director; Christopher North, Jaume Collet-Serra Back In the Cards?
“Akira” movie rejected by George Miller.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller rejected the “Akira” movie adaption project due to conflicts of his schedules. Read on to find out more.

Miller confirmed that there were discussions for the live-action adaption in Warner Bros. studio.

But due to projects currently lined up for Miller, the 70-year-old film director told Yahoo Movies UK he had to turn it down.

“But I’ve got so many things on my dance card, I don’t have time to do everything,” Miller said.

Now that Miller is too busy to direct the film, who will take the helm?

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Previous reports pointed Jaume Collet-Serra (“House of Wax”) as one of those directors for the movie adaption. Although in his interview with Collider, via Den of Geek, he said he was “actively working” on the film, it seemed Warner Bros. paused its progress halfway and put Collet-Serra on hold indefinitely, if not rejected; though there were reports that said he was pulled out.

When asked about the progress for the movie that time, Collet-Serra briefly said, “It’s a Warner Bros. question.”

Besides Jaume Collet-Serra, another film director rumored to have been approached by Warner Bros. to take on the film was the 45-year-old Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight Trilogy”).


An alleged source by Den of Geek claimed Nolan was tagged to direct the live-action adaptation. However, a degree of uncertainty was stated because it was reportedly possible that he could be involved as a producer instead of a director.

Regardless, many believed that Nolan could do justice in directing for the hugely successful Japanese animation series.

Currently, the film is being handled by Appian Way, Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, with Marco J. Ramirez of “Sons of Anarchy” as screenwriter.

As for the cast, Keanu Reeves (“The Matrix) was tagged including Kristen Stewart (“The Twilight Saga”), and Garrett Hedlund (“Tron: Legacy”).

Here’s to hoping Warner Bros. finds a suitable director.

“Akira” movie is rumored to be released on 2017.


Photo source: Official Japanese Website|“Akira”

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