The live-action adaptation of Akira apparently still has signs of life. Warner Bros has hired Steve Kloves, the screenwriter behind seven of the eight Harry Potter films to rewrite the script for director Albert Hughes' take on the seminal manga series and anime film. Not much was revealed as to what happened with the last version of the script, which itself was rewritten by newcomer Albert Torres from previous drafts. However, clearly something was not clicking and Warner bringing in a big gun like Kloves is a clear sign that they want this stalled production to get its act together and get moving. A testament to its inertia, the rights to Akira were actually acquired three years ago in a cross-company venture with Warner that included, among others, Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. While news on the production has been rather bare since last Fall, it's pretty clear that the enduring issue of the script is the cause of the delay. What will be fixed, then?