Kristen Stewart Offered Kei In Akira

Twitch says

Has Jaume Collet-Sera's Akira found its female lead?

Twitch was the first to bring word of Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter and Garrett Hedlund being offered parts in the Warner Brothers backed US adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga and now we have learned that Kristen Stewart has been offered the part of Kei, a young medium who becomes the love interest for Kaneda - the role already offered to Hedlund.

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Crazay1805d ago

This just keeps getting better and better.

killerhog1804d ago

not surprising coming from the director of 3 shitty movies. who was the arbiter who put this guy in charge and gave this execrable production the green-lit?

edwest1805d ago

The casting (if any of it is to believed) stinks of nothing less than typcasting.

Who's looked cool on a bike recently? Garrett Hedland, make him Kaneda.
Who's weird, spooky and a bit emo? Ezra Miller, we have our Tetsuo!

Notwithstanding the fact that the hack directing this (one of Luc Besson's B-movie protoges, a list that includes Pierre Morel, Olivier Megaton et al) will turn this into generic, bleach-bypassed, chaos cinema hogwash. The casting seems to be really pissing into the wind regarding how old these characters are supposed to be. Kei is clearly older than Kaneda. This seems like fanboy wishlisting or cynical exec-sense rather than legit casting.

Crazay1805d ago

Well said fine sir. I will admit that this Ezra Miller dude, does have some of the qualities you might expect to see in Tetsuo. For starters, he has an exotic/Asian look to him and he's quite young still(Tetsuo being the smallest and youngest in the crew) so his involvement doesn't bother me. Kristen Stewart in this movie does absolutely nothing for me in anyway.

darklordzor1805d ago

Wow, Garrett Hedlund AND Kristen Stewart?! How on Earth did we get so lucky!


I've lost hope for this now. I couldn't stand Hedlund in TRON (or anything else I've seen him) and I've yet to see anything I've liked her in. Forget about Twilight and all of that, I just haven't cared for any role she's played.

Crazay1805d ago (Edited 1805d ago )

I didn't mind Hedlund in Tron so much but I did feel like he had this "My shit don't stink" attitude. Kristen is cute, but she's no Kei. Not by a long-shot.

This movie needs to NOT be made. if they want to redo it, make it animated and tell the entire story.

Blink_441805d ago

They are not THAT bad, could be worse

Crazay1805d ago

IOt sure as shit could be a hell of a lot better. I'm only believing in 1 out of all the cast members.

alycakes1805d ago

I really don't know much about this at all but they need to get on with it and just do what they need to do.

edwest1805d ago

Oddly enough, I think most fans of the original feel the same way. Just get it over with lol.

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