Akira Gets The Greenlight

Akira, the immensely popular manga and anime film from the 80's, has finally been given a green light for a live action adaption from Warner Brothers. They have tapped Spanish helmer Jaume Collet-Serra (''Orphan,'' ''Unknown'') to direct the live-action version of the anime cult hit at a lower revised budget of $90 million..Production on the pic is set for a late February / early March start.  The manga and original film's director, Katsuhiro Otomo is on board as exec-producer. No word on who will star but Tron Legacy lead Garrett Hedlund is the front runner apparently.