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Could Christopher Nolan’s mysterious 2017 movie be the first part of an Akira trilogy?

September 14th, 2015 by Marc 1 Comment


A live action Akira movie has been in the works for a long as FTN has been in existence, with the latest story being in June this year (here), but now we’re hearing a new rumour that has us very interested as it finally sounds like maybe, just maybe, Akira might be done justice…

Word on the nerd-vine is that Warner Bros are planning a new Akira live-action trilogy with The Dark Knight’s Christopher Nolan involved.

Warner Bros have the rights to Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga since 2002 and numerous times it has almost happened… but this is a new approach. If it’s true, of course.

DenOfGeek are reporting: “We’ve now heard from a source close to Warner Bros. that the studio is planning to make a trilogy of films based on Akira – all the better to do justice to Otomo’s sprawling dystopian sci-fi yarn, perhaps.

“Most intriguingly of all, we’re told that Christopher Nolan has met with a previously attached filmmaker (who we can’t name here) within the past three months to talk about the project.”

Now, what exact role Nolan would play is unknown, but is it optimistic to put this rumour together with the story from late last week that Nolan’s next movie is a big secret and will come out in July 2017 (here)?

What say you all? While we love the pure, manga Akira, the idea of Nolan being involved in, or helming, Akira – a trilogy of Akira, ever better – is certainly a tantalising one.

Are we putting two and two together here and getting 15?! Let us know…

Source: DenOfGeek

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….