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Just watched Nerdist News and they say yes.
And I'd be interested if who they say _may_ be directing actually does, but apart from that, err, no.
I bought the manga when it was distributed in the UK. Reading it in the [Eastgate Shopping Centre, Basildon]() during the 90's was great, then seeing the anime shortly after cemented it as a 'classic' in my mind.
I'm actually not that bothered if they moved the action to (cough) New Manhattan, a long as they anglicize their names too. If you use white actors, use "white" names. But I'm sure that'll be seen as too damaging to the assumed brand awareness.
Anyway. We still 'The AKIRA project'...