Daredevil Co-Showrunner Will Do the Impossible and Write a New Script for Akira

The OG Akira.

Turning Akira into a Hollywood film has been like a nightmarish fever-dream with killer stuffed rabbits. Warner Bros. is taking another shot at adapting the much-beloved manga series and 1988 film about a biker gang in postapocalyptic Tokyo (loosely speaking). THR reports that the studio has enlisted Marco Ramirez, the co-showrunner of the second season of Daredevil, who has also written for Orange Is the New Black and Sons of Anarchy, to write the script. Before you get too excited, though, just remember that there have been many attempts to revive the stoner classic: Production was put on hold back in 2012 after they had switched out Albert Hughes for Jaume Collet-Serra as director. In terms of the cast, everyone from Garrett Hedlund to Kristen Stewart to Gary Oldman has been attached to star in the project. So, let's just start with words on a page first, okay?