With the massive success and critical acclaim of Get Out, director Jordan Peele is undoubtedly sought after by major film studios, as new reports suggest that he's in discussions to direct a live-action version of the iconic Japanese manga Akira.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story, Akira is set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, and focuses on teenage biker Tetsuo Shima and his leader, Shotaro Kaneda, who teams up with a resistance member, Kei, and others to fight his friend Tetsuo, who is threatening to unleash his psychic powers on the city.

While Warner Bros. has owned rights to Akira since 2002, previous attempts to produce an actual film have failed, however, Get Out's $150 million gross on a $5 million USD budget, has piqued the interests of executives at Warner Bros.

In case you missed it, check out this Funny or Die's parody of Get Out.

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