August 1, 2013
Director Jaume Collet-Serra In Talks To Resurrect Live-Action AKIRA Film
Variety reports that Warner Bros. is looking to bring their Akira live-action film out of development limbo with a little help from director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non Stop). The director is currently in talks with the studio to helm the troubled project. It's reported that production on Akira could begin as early as Spring 2014. Garret Hedlund was attached in the lead but it's unknown if he'll stay on as the film's lead.