Rumor: Director’s selected for Akira movie


News about a live action Akira adaptation have been circulating for nearly two years now, and for a while it looked like the project was completely dead.  Not so, according the website Vulture, who claims it has inside information that the Hughes Brothers (Book of Eli, Menace II Society, From Hell) have been tapped to direct the Leonardo DiCaprio produced movie.

Will it happen?  If film production is progressing, it will be be interesting to see how NeoTokyo will come across on the big screen, and even more interesting will be how they treat the Tetsuo action.

via Vulture