Akira’s live-action adaptation is still ongoing and has recently added someone to their arsenal. The scriptwriter for all but the fifth movie of Harry Potter, Steve Kloves, has recently been hired by Warner Brothers. Steve Kloves will be polishing the drafts of the existing scripts, making sure that it’s up to the standards of what people would expect.
No word about a probable date and movie’s cast has been announce as of yet.
Katsuhiro Otomo, the original mangaka for Akira is currently working as a executive producer for the entire project, so people who are wondering how Akira would turn out could relax a little, considering that the presence of Otomo might just steer all weird ideas onto the right direction!