Stephen Norrington adapting Akira for Western audiences.

YaRness writes, (from the as-seen-on-slashdot dept.)Sci Fi Wire reports: “Stephen Norrington (Blade) will write and direct an adaptation of the classic Japanese SF anime Akira for Warner Brothers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jon Peters [“Batman”, “Rain Man”] will produce.”So, adaptation means what, western-style cartoon (yuck), live-action (equal yuck)? I can’t see this project turning out anything palatable. Does anyone have any ideas as to how they might make this something worthwhile, either in $$s or other measure of success?