Movie News: 'Get Out' Director May Helm 'Akira'; Channing Tatum to Lead R-rated, Animated 'America'

Movie News: 'Get Out' Director May Helm 'Akira'; Channing Tatum to Lead R-rated, Animated 'America'

Mar 31, 2017

Get Out

Akira: Jordan Peele, who just broke out big with his feature directorial debut Get Out (above), is reportedly under serious consideration to direct Akira, the long-awaited live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga series about a biker gang and psychic powers. Last year we heard that Justin Lin was being eyed as director, though that never worked out. Marco Ramirez (Netflix's Daredevil) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay. [The Tracking Board]


Hail, Caesar! / The Lego Batman Movie

America: The Motion Picture: Channing Tatum (Hail, Caesar!, above left) will voice the lead role of George Washington in the animated America: The Motion Picture. It's described as "an R-rated revisionist history tale," written by Dave Callaham (The Expendables) and to be directed by Matt Thompson (TV's Archer). Netflix will finance the project and distribute it worldwide. Tatum most recently voiced the role of Superman in The Lego Batman Movie (above, right). [Deadline]


There Will Be Blood

1950s Fashion Movie: We've been hearing bits and pieces about the next collaboration between Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, above). So far, we know that it's set in the fashion world in London during the 1950s. Now we've heard that it's been scheduled for release on December 25, though the movie still has not been officially titled. [Twitter]



Colossal Clip: In a new clip from the unusual monster movie Colossal, Jason Sudeikis kindly reminds a hungover Anne Hathaway that, the night before, he gave her a job in the bar he runs. The clip helps set the tone of the dramatic comedy. Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) directed; it will open in theaters on April 7. [Movieclips]

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