Well, I know this project has been kicking around for awhile.
But it looks like filming will start sometime after August.
I'm not to thrilled with what they plan on doing with it.
The setting is now New Manhattan instead of Neo-Tokyo.
Also the characters will still be using there original Japanese names but cast with white actors.
I was really hoping they would use Japanese or at least Asian actors.
I'm trying to stay positive about this. Oh well, at least it's not Micheal Bay..right?
Or am I having visions of the recent Speed Racer movie?
Here's a link to the article over at Deadline Hollywood.
‘Akira’ Focuses On Short List Of Actors After Getting Steve Kloves Rewrite – Deadline.com