I just read this on IMDB.com re: the AKIRA live action remake.
"Two part Live action film based on the six volume Manga Akira. This first film, due for a 2009 release, will be based on the first three volumes of the Manga.
Set in New-Manhattan a city rebuilt with Japanese money, the story focuses on two biker friends. Further plot is not known at this time."
NEW MANHATTAN? BUILT WITH JAPANESE MONEY? FURTHER PLOT NOT KNOW? And worse yet, Leonardo Decaprio is rumored to be in it. WHY?!?! (drops to knees and raises fists ti the cloudy skies) KAHN! KAHN! KA- oh wait...inspired by Jon there for a moment. (shouts) NO! NO! NO!