RE-MAKES: Akira Update

by Irma Arkus

Announced live action version of Akira is to be a two-part feature. Currently involved are Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Leonardo diCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The first of the films is aimed to be released in 2009, with its sequel to follow immediately.

Interestingly enough, diCaprio is currently on heels of numerous other science-fiction projects, including Brave New World, The Low Dwellers and a biopic based on making of Atari game company.