The live action adaptation of Akira has spent so much time in development hell any news of its progression has almost become a running joke. The closest it came to getting made was in 2012 when Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart were in talks to star in the Leonardo DiCaprio produced sci-fi epic.
Now Marco J. Ramirez has been tasked with penning a live action adaptation. Ramirez, who has written for Sons of Anarchy and Daredevil, will take over as showrunner for the latter’s second season.
Check the link below for old concept art produced when Chris Evans and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were considered for the roles of Kaneda and Tetsuo.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter