Like it or not, Hollywood's "Akira" is finally happening.

The live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's legendary manga and anime had been in development limbo since the rights were picked up by Warner Bros. in 2002. Now, after years of speculation, it's been given the release date of May 21, 2021.

"Akira," which began life in the pages of Weekly Young Magazine in 1982, takes place in the then-far-flung year of 2019 in a Tokyo reconstructed after a mysterious explosion that destroyed the city and sparked World War III. That Tokyo is populated by corrupt government officials, cultish doomsayers, biker gangs and psychic kids, all of whom get thrown together by a mysterious child named Akira.