The Fast And the Furious 3-6 director would be latest named attached throughout a convoluted history
In a Meet The Movie Press video from Popcorn Talk Network, Jeff Sneider, a film reporter for The Wrap, has indicated that Warner Bros. is eyeing Justin Lin (The Fast And the Furious 3-6) for their live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's anime/manga classic Akira. Directors previously attached to the project through its convoluted history have included Stephen Norrington, Gary Whitta, Albert Hughes, Ruairi Robinson, and Jaume Collet-Serra.
Last spring, the talk was that Marco J. Ramirez—a writer who's worked on shows like Sons of Anarchy and was co-showrunner on the second season of Netflix's Daredevil series— was taking over on the script for the live-action adaptation.
There were also rumors in the fall that Warner Bros. was considering adapting the work into a trilogy of movies, along with the suggestion that Christopher Nolan (director on the last Batman trilogy, executive producer on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) was in talks to get involved with the project.