OMG! Akira Becoming a Live Action Film!
The remake rumours have heated up again after the initial flurry when the rights were bought by Leonardo DiCaprioâ€™s production company, Appian Way, back in 2008.
Now more word of a live reboot of the 1988 anime flick has started bubbling since New York Magazine wrote that he studio was in negotiations with the Hughes Brothers (who directed â€œThe Book Of Eliâ€) to direct the movie back in February.
There seems to be various Japanese sites reporting that there’ll not only be one live-action Akira film controlled by the Hughes brothers but two – covering the six volumes.
Albert Hughes is quoted as saying that heâ€™s a huge fan of the original anime and that heâ€™s currently busy creating storyboards and writing the plot.
No official noises coming from either Appian Way or co-producer Warner Bros. at the moment though.
Watch this space!