A remake announced early last year may finally be moving forward. According to Collider, screenwriters Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus (Iron Man) have come aboard to write the Akira remake.

The remake was announced in February 2008, but there has been nothing new reported on the film since then. The site is reporting that news has been slim on the film because the writers have been trying to perfect the script, and the writing duo are about to hand in their script in the near future. It was also confirmed that the story was still to be set in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan in the near future.

If the script meets approval, it was said that the film could go into production next year for a 2011 tentpole release. We'll keep you posted as soon as more information is known on the film.