Book of Eli brothers in talks to direct live action Akira

Allen and Albert Hughes have been linked to the live-action Akira movie for Warner Bros.


According to Variety, the studio is looking to bring the Book of Eli directors to helm the upcoming action film.


Based on the graphic novel by Katsuhiro Otomo, the film will be scripted by Iron Man screenwriters Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus


Otomo’s novel was first adapted as an animated feature, also titled Akira, in 1998. The film earned $84m at the US box office in less than a month.