George Miller seems to be the hot director of choice right now as following Mad Max: Fury Road, Miller has been said to be involved with two popular projects with Man of Steel 2 and now Akira.
Miller recently stated he is not involved with a Man of Steel sequel, and now it's learned he has passed on the live-action Akira movie, which WB just announced and is rumored for a new trilogy.
“There was talk of it [the live action ‘Akira’],” Miller told Yahoo. “But I’ve got so many things on my dance card, I don’t have the time to do everything.”
George Miller did previously state he is looking to do a smaller film following Mad Max: Fury Road and also did confirm talks with DC.
Regarding Akira, Christopher Nolan has actually been rumored to be involved with the film.