Warner Bros. Hires Akira Director

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Bloody-Disgusting.com reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Oscar-nominated Irish director Ruairi Robinson to helm the big screen Akira adaptation. Robinson received a nomination in 2001 for his animated short film Fifty Percent Grey.

Akira is a cyberpunk serial manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. An identically titled anime film adaptation was released in 1988. You can learn more about Akira here.

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