The Akira movie has a scriptwriter now!
Steve Kloves has been assigned the task to work on the current script. Kloves is best known for his screenplays for the Harry Potter films (outside of the 5th) and he also wrote and directed The Fabulous Baker Boys. This is some decently good news for the film and there have also been reports lately that James Franco may be up for the role of Kaneda...hell of a lot better than Zack Efron.
Overall I'm still left thinking "Meh..." about this anime being made into a live action film. It was one of the first anime I've ever seen and I wasn't that astounded by it, at least not like everyone else who thinks they know everything about anime. There are soooooo many other titles out there (10 times better than Akira) that would translate into phenomenal live action movies. What do I know though...I'm just a faithful consumer. Fingers crossed for Cameron's Battle Angel Alita, that's a film I'm excited about.
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