Well, looks like it actually happening. Those madmen at Warner Bros. are going to try to adapt another manga as a live-action movie. The Akira live-action adaptation was actually long in development hell, but now WB has set a date for the film: May 21, 2021.
Director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) has said he wanted to adapt the manga rather than the 1988 anime film. The manga by Katsuhiro Otomo, ran from 1982 to 1990, and was originally brought to the USA via Marvel‘s Epic imprint. The story revolved around biker gang youth getting involved in a secret government project involving psychics, an anti-government organization, and the mysterious figure known as Akira.
Akira’s live-action adaptation kicks DC‘s Super Pets animated movie out of its scheduled slot, all the way to 2022. We heard that Beppo was heard screaming “Tetsuo-oooo!” Fingers crossed they don’t blow up another manga/anime classic.