The ‘Akira’ saga involving Warner Bros continues.
A new script for the project that wouldn’t die is being written by ‘Daredevil’ season 2 showrunner Marco Ramirez, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Warner have had the movie rights to Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary manga since 2008 and have been battling to bring ‘Akira’ to the big screen since that time.
Jaume Collet-Serra was in line to direct the movie in 2012 with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Ken Watanabe and Helena Bonham Carter starring, before the project went off the rails.
Fans have been upset by the now traditional move to whitewash the original story, which is set in Neo Tokyo in 2019.