While many thought Warner Bros. attempt at making Akira had been shuttered after the mostly white cast turned people off, Variety is reporting that the studio ha found a director in Jaume Collet-Serra.
Set in New Manhattan, story follows the leader of a biker gang who saves his friend from a medical experiment.
Well, I guess that explains the mostly white cast…
Collet-Serra is a fairly hot director in H’wood, as his track record has his movies making far more than the initial budget. “Unknown”, starring Liam Neeson brought in $130 million worldwide on an estimated $30 million budget.