Warner Bros. has hired Jaume Collet-Serra to replace Albert Hughes on its live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s pioneering cyberpunk manga.
In yet another stumbling block for Warner Bros.' planned adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s groundbreaking manga, the director Albert Hughes is reportedly leaving the project on amicable terms with the studio.
Warner Bros. reportedly has sent copies of the script for its adaptation of the acclaimed manga and anime to seven actors it's eyeing for the lead roles of Tetsuo and Kaneda.
Early word is that the sibling directing team behind the sleeper hit "The Book of Eli" will reteam with Warner Brothers and their comic-friendly screenwriter to bring the classic manga and anime to live action.
Allen and Albert Hughes, directors of "The Book of Eli," talked with CBR news about how they work together, the challenges of making a film like "Eli," working with stars Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman and more.