Newswire: It’s Rumor Time: Warner Bros. might want Justin Lin to direct Akira

Apparently, somebody at Warner Bros. recently woke up from a long nap and realized that nothing has been done with that long-delayed and long-dreaded Akira remake. Last we heard, Daredevil‘s Marco Ramirez had been hired to write a script, and a rumor in 2015 suggested that the movie could be expanded into a trilogy, because the only thing people like more than an unnecessary adaptation of an iconic Japanese anime/manga is three unnecessary adaptations of an iconic Japanese anime/manga. However, the trick with projects like this is that a few good decisions from the studio can quickly turn the fan response from “outright disgust” to “reluctant acceptance,” and from there it’s just one solid teaser trailer to “begrudgingly buying a ticket for opening night.” According to a recent rumor, Warner Bros. might already be on that track.

This comes from industry veteran Jeff Sneider’s Meet …

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