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Katsuhiro Otomo

Live-Action Akira to be Helmed by the Hughes Brothers?

Two years after it acquired the rights to influential manga Akira, Warner Bros. is courting the Hughes Brothers (twins Allen and Albert) to direct a live-action version of the tale. A script has already been written by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, and Gary Whitta (the latter of whom penned the brothers' most recent outing, The Book of Eli).