Pitof Directing Live-Action Akira?

In an interview with Telerama about the new “Steamboat” theatrical movie, Akira creator Katsushiro Otomo mentions that Catwoman director Pitof will be helming the big screen version.

The live-action Akira is about a biker gang who must stop a buddy from using the superhuman powers he acquired from a government experiment.

Stephen Norrington was previously attached to direct the movie.

Source: Telerama