When asked about the rumor, Levitt responded, “That just goes to show what you can believe about what people write about movies. I love the movie ’Akira.’ I still have yet to read the manga, but that’s really just a rumor. They don’t have a script or anything.”
So while Levitt doesn’t necessarily say he’s not attached, it looks as though fans of what is arguably “The Godfather” of modern manga/anime properties will have to wait a bit longer before any official word comes out.
Anyone looking forward to a live-action “Akira” film? Or do you think the manga/anime are the end-all-be-all for the Japanese classic? Sound off in the comments!