After the unbridled critical and commercial success that was Get Out, Jordan Peele is now officially a director in demand.

Although he's said that he has at least five "social horror" films ready to roll, he's now being courted for higher budget films and one of these is the long-in-gestation Akira remake. Per The Tracking Board, Peele is now being actively pursued by Warner Bros. to take the reins of the film and get it into production.

The film has been languishing in production hell for a number of years, with names like Daniel Espinosa and Jaume Collet-Serra reportedly attached to the film. There was even talk, at one point, of Zac Efron taking on the role of Testuo and turning Neo-Tokyo into Neo-Los Angeles.


Anyway, there's nothing official yet and it's probably best to file this under rumour for the moment, but it's clear that Jordan Peele won't be making small-budget films for much longer. You only need to look at the likes of Colin Trevorrow and Jordan Vogt-Roberts to see that making a small, succcessful indie film is the way into big-budget blockbusters.


Via The Tracking