TETSUO! KANEDA! CHRISTOPHER! We’ve got good news for you, Akira fans. The seminal post-apocalyptic psionic sci-fi manga/anime might finally be getting that long-in-development live-action movie adaptation. And it just might be a three-parter with Christopher freaking Nolan at the helm!
Join your host Jessica Chobot as she breaks down the history of Warner Bros’ many failed attempts at an Akira adaptation, tells you about all the fame-os who’ve almost played Tetsuo and Kaneda, and explains the crazy rumor that might place one of our favorite blockbuster directors at the helm of not one, not two, but three Akira movies – all on today’s Nerdist News!
Thanks for watching today’s show, don’t forget to buy your tickets now to tonight’s special Fathom Events screening of Nerdist’s first theatrical feature, The Hive, and let us know in the comments below if you’re on board with a Christopher Nolan Akira trilogy!