AKIRA Back On At Warner Bros. With DAREDEVIL Season 2 Showrunner As Writer

AKIRA Back On At Warner Bros. With DAREDEVIL Season 2 Showrunner As Writer

It seems Warner Bros. is going to take another crack at adapting classic manga/anime Akira for the big screen after all. According to THR, Marco J. Ramirez (Daredevil, Sons of Anarchy, Da Vinci’s Demons) is on board to pen the latest script. Click on for more...

For better or worse, it looks like we might finally be getting that live-action Akira movie we've been promised/threatened with since Warner Bros. acquired the rights back in 2008. THR report that the movie is back on with Daredevil scribe (who'll take over as co-showrunner with Doug Petrie for season 2) Marco J. Ramirez as writer.


Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira is arguably the most popular manga of all time, and there have been several attempts to adapt the material for the big screen. Jaume Collet-Serra came closest in 2012 with the likes of Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Ken Watanabe and Helena Bonham Carter all in talks for the lead roles, but script and budget issues led to the plug being pulled.

The story focuses on two members of a bike gang, Kaneda and Tetsuo, who become enemies when the latter develops unstable psychic abilities. That's only barely scratching the surface of the incredibly complex narrative though.

Andrew Lazar and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way will produce, with Drew Crevello and Nik Mavinkurve overseeing the project.

How do you guys feel about this? Are you glad it's back on or would you have preferred it to stay dead? Are there any directors who could do this story justice? What about a cast? Sound off below.
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