We haven’t heard much about the live-action Akira movie since February of 2008 (actually, back then it was reported that two films were being made), but now Collider says that Warner Bros. Pictures is still developing the movie and has hired screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby to pen the script. The duo co-wrote the first Iron Man movie and Children of Men.
Akira is based on anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s six-volume graphic novel masterwork. The film is said to take place in “New Manhattan,” a metropolis that was rebuilt after being destroyed 31 years ago. The famous motorcycle will also definitely be a part of the film.
The movie could possibly go into production in 2010. To learn more about “Akira,” go here.