Akira live action film is back on

Warner Bros want Unknown’s Jaume Collet-Serra to return to the Akira movie

Kaneda rages in 1988's Akira
Kaneda rages in 1988’s Akira

It’s dead on 25 years since the cooly sophisticated anime classic made its debut, and it seems to celebrate the long troubled live action adaptation of Akira is back in motion.

According to Variety, Warner Bros have initiated talks to try and convince Orphan and Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra to return to the project, which he originally departed in early 2012 following a dispute with the studio over the spiralling budget.

Warner Bros reportedly considerer Catfish‘s Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, but Collet-Serra remains their first choice.

Pick up Akira on DVD for £6.72 or Blu-ray for £9.38 from Amazon.co.uk.