Jordan Peele Eyed to Direct Manga Adaptation 'Akira'

After receiving glowing reviews for his directorial movie 'Get Out', the former 'Key and Peele' star is courted by Warner Brothers to sit at the helm for 'Akira'.

AceShowbiz - Warner Brothers is zeroing in on Jordan Peele as a director for one of its big-budgeted movies. According to Tracking Board, the studio is "moving aggressively" to sign in Peele as a helmer for live-action Manga adaptation "Akira".

The project has been in development hell since 2008. Based on a popular Japanese comic book, the original story follows two biker brothers who find themselves pitted against each other when one begins abusing his newly acquired telekinetic powers. No actor is attached to the film, but Garrett Hedlund and Keanu Reeves were once linked to the lead role.

Jordan Peele is known for his Comedy Central sketch show "Key & Peele" with fellow comedian Keegan-Michael Key. He also starred on "Fargo" and recently received glowing reviews for his directorial movie "Get Out".

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