Anime News Network is reporting that writer Steve Kloves, whose written most of the Harry Potter films as well as The Wonder Boys and The Fabulous Baker Boys, has been signed on to polish up the script for the live action version of Akira that currently doesn't have a release date but has been talked bout for what seems like forever.
It looks like it's going to get out of development hell, guys.
But how good could an American version of the film be? Back when it was announced that it was going to be released this year, Happy Harry did this video showing one way the film could get "Americanized:"
I honestly hope they don't take the American public for idiots on this one. The anime is a classic -- a bad live action adaptation would just ruin that.