By Ishaan . June 19, 2010 . 10:03am
Andrew Lazar (Jonah Hex), producer on the planned live-action Akira movie, recently slipped in an update on the project’s pre-production status, to Collider.com, in an interview largely about the production of Jonah Hex.
Lazar revealed that Warner Bros. are very enthusiastic about the movie, and that his team has hired a new writer by the name of Albert Torres to collaborate with project director Albert Hughes. The visual style of the movie is currently being conceptualized, and for the debut film, the team plans to cover volumes 1 – 3 of the manga, with 4 – 6 being covered in a potential sequel.