Jordan Peele Reportedly In Talks to Direct Live-Action Akira

Key & Peele co-creator and Get Out writer-director, Jordan Peele is rumoured to be in discussions to direct the live-action remake of manga and anime classic, Akira.

The Tracking Board reports that Warner Bros. – led by Get Out’s critical and commercial success – has held “encouraging” talks with Peele about taking up the reins of the long-gestating project.

Showrunner for Daredevil Season 2, Marco J. Ramirez has reportedly written the most recent version of the script (although what that script involves is anyone’s guess, not least because the original film could become a trilogy in live-action form). However, it’s expected that Peele would at least edit that script for any version he directed.

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