6 Reasons Why Chris Nolan Should Direct Akira

Imagination is just a thin line away from psychosis.

The live action feature film version of an American Akira is like Rasputin; no matter how many people try to kill it dead, it has enough resolve to live on. Similar to Shia LaBeouf€™s resume, the project has been passed around from one Hollywood shot-caller to the next, in hopes that someone will be brave enough to pick it up. Akira is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by the revered Katsuhiro Otomo, who later directed an anime film of the series that is widely regarded as one of the best animated films of all time. The original story of Akira is set in post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, 2019, and follows bikers Shotaro Kaneda and Tesuo Shima. Tetsuo develops telekinetic powers, leading Kaneda to try and stop him from releasing a powerful entity known as Akira. Akira has yet to find a visionary brave enough to not only tackle its sprawling, crazy as a cat lady narrative, but it has recently been reported that Christopher Nolan has been in talks with Warner Bros to help helm it into a trilogy. Coincidentally, Warner Bros. announced a July 21, 2017 release date for Nolan€™s next film which is being kept under wraps. Now, putting aside the question of how a Japanese film set in Tokyo will he handled by an American company, the idea of a live action Akira trilogy gets my heart pumping faster than a bag of sherbet and a carton of Red Bull. You cannot deny that Nolan has a pretty stellar track record when it comes to handling licensed properties and blockbusters. Should Chris Nolan be the one to bring Akira to life? Read on to see why Nolan should take us all on a trip to Neo-Tokyo. KANEDAAAAAAA!!!! Sorry.


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