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And Harry Potter Screenwriter's Next Job Is…

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harry potter screenwriter to polish akira script

Looks like the live-action remake of the anime classic Akira is about to gain some serious credibility!

We were skeptical when we heard that Zefron might take on the lead role in Akira, which we're still not sure would be the best fit for him, but we're definitely excited to hear which screenwriter they've hired to work on the script!

Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves has been hired by Warner Bros to polish up the Akira script.

The film's script has gone through a variety of drafts, but we're thinking that Kloves will be the one to bring it exactly where it needs to be!

Nice to hear that life after Harry is treating Kloves well. We know there are A LOT of die-hard Akira fans out there who are VERY skeptical about this project.

If anybody can put together a script that will satisfy them, it'd be Steven!

…This is of course assuming the final Harry Potter film is incredible! If it's anything less, we reserve the right to change our minds, Mr. Kloves. But we'll remain optimistic…for now!

Do U think the Harry Potter screenwriter will help make Akira amazing?

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15 comments to “And Harry Potter Screenwriter's Next Job Is…”

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    this is horrible news

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    If they have to have a European American in the role, it should be Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He at least looks like his racial make-up could be mixed with Asian, is pleasing to look at, tall and lanky like the character looks and is a good actor. But really, they need Asians in the role. It's set in Tokyo for chrissake! Do they want us to believe the post apocalyptic mess drain the Asianess from the locals? sheesh

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    Never thought they'd actually do a live action Akira but at least none of Will Smith's kids are in it.

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    Let me guess, they will cast a bunch of caucasian guys in the lead roles.

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    Re: pareidolia – I think I remember hearing something about changing the location to Manhattan (thus changing the race from Japanese to American) & changing the names too. So no Testuo or Kaneda

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    noooo….this cannot happen!!!
    This is one of those movies that you CANNOT touch and remake!
    They better not do this. >:(

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    New York? meh. Tokyo has cool buildings all lit up, wild architecture etc.
    New York has old concrete buildings. (still neat, but not high tech)
    I can hear it now….

  10. 10

    On second thought- I've always thought those motorbikes were awesome cool and would love to see them made for real. So, at the very least, maybe they'll make some cool bikes to drool over. I do hope they stay true to those! The fight scene on the bikes with the Clown gang could be pretty neat live action.

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    OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved the anime version!!!! oh just hope they don't fuck it up. ooooooohhh grrrr -_-!

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    This project, with its PG-13 rating is doomed from the start. It's useless to discuss it.

  13. 13

    "We were skeptical when we heard that Zefron might take on the lead role in Akira"

    Wow Perez .. either you have come to your senses or he's getting too old for you ;-)

  14. 14

    Hollywood is going to fuck up a Japanese classic…. What a surprise!!! NOT!!!
    Here is one live-action remake I will never watch!! FUCK YOU HOLLLYWOOD!!!!

  15. 15

    did the not get the hint from dragon ball evolution?? come on people…