Harry Potter Writer Steve Kloves Boards Akira

 Warner Bros. has hired "Harry Potter" franchise screenwriter Steve Kloves to polish the script for the studio’s big screen Akira adaptation, reports Variety.

The latest version of the script was written by Albert Torres, with earlier drafts by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and Gary Whitta.

Albert Hughes will direct the movie, based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s graphic novel set in a post-apocalyptic Japan. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran of Appian Way will produce along with Hughes and his brother, Allen Hughes.

The trade adds that no one has been cast yet and a release date has not been set.