Background: Akira was/is a masterpiece. Hollywood is going to crap all over said masterpiece with a racist live-action redo of the movie.
Concerns: The redo will be both subpar AND racist, since the ONLY people considered for the lead roles are shiny light-bright star-white actors (WTF?) when there are PLENTY of (arguably more-)talented people to pick from who are, you know…not. white.
Game plan is simple: Boycott the new life-action movie. Haven’t seen it? Watch the original (for free, even! see below). Still really really want to see the movie? I absolutely would NOT recommend that you go to a website like http://www.bitsnoop.com, snag a torrent file, and download it for free via P2P networks shortly after (or even slightly before) it hits the theaters. That would be wrong. Because it wouldn’t be supporting Hollywood’s hackish racism.