Leonardo DiCaprio to star in new Akira movie

Ruairi Robinson's futuristic biker movie gets the go ahead

Akira concept bike could appear in new movie

YOU DON'T need to be an film geek to appreciate the iconic motorcycles used in the original Akira movie – so the rumours that Leonardo DiCaprio has signed up to do the forthcoming real life movie from Warner Brothers should at least get your two-wheeled tastebuds tinkling.

The movie, set in the story’s near-apocalyptic future, features gangs roaring around massive Japanese cities on outlandish future-cycles. Should look good with a stackload of cash and actual mad-ass bikes made.

Ruairi Robinson, the man behind the well-received Fifty Percent Grey animated movie will be the Director of the two-part project.