As you know, TPTB in Hollywood (or as some of you are now calling it, "Hollywhite"), decided, for whatever reason, to make a live-action version of "Akira." The Narrative jumped on the obvious bullshit with both feet. The quick and dirty version is that they're not making a live-action version of Akira; they're making some sort of bastardized, whitewashed, 90210-esque variation that completely misses the whole point of the anime classic...and then decided to slap "Akira" on as the title. Voila...remake.
We got a name for this where I'm from (two, actually): Fishing for Suckers or Selling Wolf Cookies.
Since this has already been dealt with in a previous post, I'll get to why I'm posting an update. A writer for cracked.com has supposedly been sent a prelim script of the movie (it is NOT a remake, IMHO), and offers his opinions on it. Hil-freaking-hilarious! If this is the proposed script, then there is no doubt that everyone responsible for it is drunk, high, or trippin'. Maybe all three. Read for yourself and I'll let you be the judge.
BTW, Cracked.com is now one of my favorite sites.