'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Might Helm Live-Action 'Akira' Remake

The former 'Key & Peele' star says he's done with sketch comedy
'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele Might Helm Live-Action 'Akira' Remake
Save for one so-called "bitch," critics have not been able to say enough positive things about Get Out. The film is the directorial debut from Jordan Peele, former star of the sketch comedy show Key & Peele, and it's quickly established him as one of Hollywood's hottest directors.

Up next, it looks as if Peele might be tapped to direct a live-action remake of Akira. According to The Tracking Board, Warner Bros. is aggressively pursuing Peele for the job. While nothing is confirmed yet, the studio is reportedly close to closing a deal.

The film is being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, and the most recent draft of the script was written by Marco Ramirez (Daredevil). That said, should he take on the project, Peele will most likely take a crack at the script, too.

Whether or not he takes on Akira, one thing is certain — Jordan Peele is done with sketch comedy. In a brand new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Peele said, "I'm happy to not be in sketch comedy right now."

When asked if his sketch comedy career was over, he said, "Yes. I want to focus on writing, directing and producing."