Just a few days ago, we learned when Christopher Nolan's next film will be released. We still don't know the title or details about it, but the latest rumor from Den of Geek could give us a clue about what the secretive director is planning.
A source whom Den of Geek claims to be close to Warner Bros. reported that the studio is now planning on turning their adaptation of AKIRA into a trilogy, and that Christopher Nolan has met with "a previously-attached filmmaker" in the past three months to discuss the project. The director he met with could be Collet-Serra, the Hughes Brothers, Blade director Stephen Norrington, and possibly more. So it's possible that Nolan's mystery film is the first installment of the rumored AKIRA trilogy.
The live-action adaptation for AKIRA has been in development hell for over ten years. Actors like Reeves, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Franco, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, andToby Kebbell have been considered for starring roles at various times, and the studio is putting a lot of effort in trying to find the right director to do the job. Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop) is the latest filmmaker to drop from the project. Warner Bros. hasn't released any details about their plans yet, but with the recent news about the project lately, it looks like the adaptation is finally going to be made.
What we do know for certain is that Daredevil showrunner is writing the screensplay for the adaptation. Would you like to see Nolan direct an AKIRA movie?