Akira Lives!

Forget what you've previously heard: The live-action movie version of Akira is still happening and, if nothing else, it's probably going to have a great script.

Collider is reporting that the silence surrounding the movie has been the result of waiting for Children of Men and Iron Man screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby to complete the script, and that the project is still considered a "high priority" with a potential 2011 release date if the script is approved. Here's hoping that rumored star Joseph Gordon-Levitt won't be too busy with GI Joe sequels.

Exclusive Akira Movie Update [Collider]