Warner Bros. Gives Green & 'Hedlund' To 'Akira'
Reported by Outsiders - 02:06 PM 2011.10.20
Warner Bros. has given the greenlight to director Jaume Collet-Serra to direct the live-action feature of "Akira" with the leading man of "TRON: Legacy Garrett Hedlund.
'Akira will be based on the original manga by Katsuhiro Otomo, depicting a sci-fi cyberpunk dystopia, but will relocate the action to "New Manhattan" rather than "Neo-Tokyo."'
Akira could shoot as early as February of next year.
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