‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director talks ‘Akira’ live-action rumours and no whitewashing

"I would not do a remake of the movie. I would do an adaptation of the books.” Thor: Ragnarok Director Taika Waititi confrims that he has been approached to direct a live-action adaptation of Akira. In an interview with IGN, when asked about last month’s rumour that Warner Bros. was in talks with him to direct the film, Waititi dances around the topic, admitting he has been asked. He says it’s a project he’s, “passionate about.”