Tim Burton Going Back to Mai, the Psychic Girl?


If you were haunting US comic shops in the mid to late ’80s, you probably remember Manga gaining new exposure through the translation and publication of a few key titles. One was Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, and another key step in Manga’s stroll towards the mainstream was Mai, the Psychic Girl. The story of a teen schoolgirl with strong psychic powers, Mai attracted the attention of Hollywood, and a film was put into development with Tim Burton slated to direct. But things changed, and the film went by the wayside.

Now, there is a report that Burton has regained the rights to the project, which is now in the forefront of his slate. Read More »