Warner Bros. to remake a live-action ‘Akira’

Nooooooo! Are we so bankrupt of ideas that we’ll remake a perfectly good film? Of course we are.
WB takes franchise turn with ‘Akira’ – Entertainment News, Film News, Media – Variety

Warner Bros. will turn anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s six-volume graphic novel “Akira” into two live-action feature films, the first of which is being fast tracked for release in summer 2009. Legendary will co-finance with WB.
Each feature will be based on three of the books in Otomo’s series. The story takes place in New Manhattan, a metropolis that was rebuilt after being destroyed 31 years earlier. Otomo will exec produce the films.
Graphic novel was first adapted for the bigscreen in 1988 as a popular animated film which Otomo directed.