The popular anime Akira has long been considered “the anime” by people who are knowledgeable about such things. I myself was too busy having sex and playing sports (read: reading comic books) to be interested in anime, but even I have heard of Akira, which is “set in a metropolis that was rebuilt after being destroyed decades earlier by Akira, a child with immense psychic powers.” Psychic powers, future Japan…I admit, this sounds pretty cool.
Anyway, Steve Kloves, who wrote all but one of the Harry Potter movies, has been hired to polish the script by Albert Torres. We’ll see if this means the studio (Warner Brothers) plans to market Akira to the Harry Potter crowd, probably by putting advertisements in all of my comic books and computer games or something. Nerds. (via Variety)