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It’s been a while since we received any news regarding the much anticipated “Akira” movie project. GS reported early last year that the fan favorite animated series will be coming to big screen with director Jaume Collet-Serra attached to helm the project. Check out the interview with Collet-Serra detailing his plans going forward. It is unclear if Collet-Serra is still attached to the project, but we have some good news for avid fans of the cult classic Japanese manga series. “Sons of Anarchy”, “Orange Is the New Black”, and “Da Vinci’s Demons” scribe Marco Ramirez is hired to pen the long-delayed live-action adaptation.

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Currently overseeing the second season of Netflix’s Marvel series “Daredevil”, Ramirez is a huge double thumbs up for the very long gestating project. We’ve seen reports dating back as far as 2008 suggesting that something is in the works to bring the animated series to the silver screen. Everything came to a screeching halt in March with no news indicating the way forward. Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Ken Watanabe, and Helena Bonham Carter were among the rumored casting members to take on the coveted roles. For those of you not in the know, “Akira” follows two biker brothers who find themselves pitted against each other when one begins abusing his newly acquired telekinetic powers.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com