Warner Bros. were rumored to have planned on releasing three live-action films of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic manga “Akira.” Is Christopher Nolan really going to direct it? Read on for more details.
Of what seemed to be a series of on and off development, “Akira” movie is once again under the rumors list, this time with Christopher Nolan, 45, being involved.
An alleged source, who claimed to have close ties to Warner Bros., told Den of Geek that the American entertainment company is set to release three “Akira” movie adaptations in the future. And if it is not enough to make fans get fired up, the publication claimed that their source saw Christopher Nolan having talks with a filmmaker previously connected to the film.
For what role? The publication did not specify Nolan’s role but it was said to be either of these two: as a director or as a producer. And gossips were leaning on Nolan’s involvement as a director.
It was also said the “Akira” movie adaption might be what the film director was hinting about, which he also said that it’s going to be released on July 2017. Forbes also thought it to be possible, saying the live-move adaptation is a “perfect project for him.”
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On another note, Den of Geek’s source also said Jaume Collet-Serra won’t be around for “Akira.” And as to why? The Hollywood Reporter said it was because of casting, script, and budget issues.
Although having a live-action film adaption for the classic manga may excite other fans, but Forbes’ Ollie Barder thought it may not be a good idea. Given the cultural differences and complexity of the manga, it could reportedly result to a disaster.
“When all is said and done though, I wish they would just leave Akira alone. It’s both a great manga and anime; it really doesn’t need a live-action movie adaptation,” Ollie Barder said.
And as far as rumors are concerned, readers are reminded to take them with a grain of salt.
Photo source: Official Japanese Website/“Akira”