Live-Action Akira Film Gets New Writer

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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.