Screen Junkies » Steve Cloves http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:13:12 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 NERD ALERT: ‘Harry Potter’ Screenwriter Tackling Live-Action ‘Akira’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nerd-alert-harry-potter-screenwriter-tackling-live-action-akira/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nerd-alert-harry-potter-screenwriter-tackling-live-action-akira/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:36:56 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=28168 The live-action 'Akira' will have a dash of Kloves in it.

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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)

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