The 1988 Anime Classic, Akira based on the manga of the same name is being made into a live action feature film that is being produced by Leonardo DiCapiro of all folks. I’m very interested in seeing a better translation from the original comic to a film. While I loved the animated film, its story tried to cram some 15 hours of story into a 2 hour film and it suffered terribly from it. I’m excited to see another film, but I’m not sure live action or an American crew can do it justice. The director whose attached did a very interesting CG short film a few years ago called “Fifty Percent Grey” which is below the break.
For more info on this see the link to the Hollywood Reporter.