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Christopher Nolan rumored to be working on live-action Akira trilogy for WB

09.15.2015

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It seemed like a live-action film version of AKIRA was once again dead in the water earlier this year before Warner Bros. hired Daredevil Season 2 showrunner Marco J. Ramirez to write a new script, and now a source tells Den of Geek that the studio is planning on doing a trilogy based on the dystopian story, possibly with Christopher Nolan. It's unknown to what capacity Nolan might be involved, but he apparently met with a previously attached unnamed filmmaker "within the past three months to talk about the project."

This comes on the heels of the recently announced release date for Nolan's next movie, which has led some people to believe he will be behind the camera for AKIRA. But if he is working on the rumored trilogy with Warner Bros., it's probably, at the very least, as a producer.

While on paper a Christopher Nolan-produced three-part AKIRA film series sounds fantastic, the bad news is if that is indeed the plan, it will likely come with a big price tag, which means there's a very good chance they will be rated PG-13. But this is only a rumor, so we'll have to wait and see if there are any further developments. Which director do you think would be a good fit for the project?

Nolan's next film is set to open on July 21, 2017.

Extra Tidbit: How about Denis Villeneuve, once he's done with BLADE RUNNER 2?
Source: Den of Geek

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