Trade Breaks: Akira, Legacy, America

Oscar nominated Irish director Ruairi Robinson (“Silent City”) is tipped to be up for helming Warner Bros. Pictures live-action remake of the classic 1988 post-apocalyptic manga feature “Akira”. The project is tipped to be moving forward pre-strike…” (full details)

American World Pictures has acquired international distribution rights to the Irving Rothberg-directed “Legacy” (aka “Pretty Little Devils”), starring Haylie Duff in a dark-humored sorority sister comedy. “Legacy” turns on three sorority sisters who are prime suspects of having murdered a pledge during a “Rush Till You Puke” party. They turn on their considerable female charms to distract the police investigation. Madeline Zima, Kate Albrech and Tom Green also star…” (full details)

“Marvel Entertainment honcho Avi Arad confirms there is a screenwriter working on the script for “Captain America” and says he “does have a director and leading man in mind” but did not reveal who the screenwriter was. It’s now been revealed that David Self (“Road to Perdition,” “Thirteen Days”) is the man in question. He’s also writing adaptations of “The Sub-Mariner” and “Deathlok”…” (full details)