Who knows if the creators of that premise have even heard of the anime story? It's not like the premise is so hard to come up with on your own.
Anyway, more news
: Josh Schwartz adapting Misfits
, probably for the CW and Chris Carter has a new potential sci-fi-ish sounding series as well.
I'm definitely not the CW demo, but Unique
Carterís Unique starts off as a revenge drama about a womanís quest to solve her husbandís murder but is subsequently vaulted into a global mythological conspiracy show that takes place in a heightened reality.