Warner Bros. could be looking to the directors of one of its latest films to direct a languising remake. According to Vulture, Warner Bros. are in negotiations with The Book of Eli directors Albert and Allen Hughes to direct their Akira remake.
Not much has been said about the project since 2008, when it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio would produce the reamake via his Appian Way production company. Iron Man screenwriters Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus wrote the script and Andrew Lazar will produce alongside DiCaprio.
The site is also reporting that the film will just be the first part of a two-part series, with this film to encompass the first three volumes of Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume manga, and another film will handle the last three volumes. While a production schedule wasn't released, it was said they were targeting a 2011 release for the film.