Casting Call For Akira Movie Includes Some New Details

Bleeding Cool says

Casting is underway for Jaume Collet-Serra‘s new, Americanised, live-action adaptation of Akira, and this includes extras and stand-ins. As such, a call has gone out, and with it, a little plot blurb:

Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel.

Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers.

Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo’s mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel’s troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kane.

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Crazay2638d ago (Edited 2638d ago )


Seriously? A Bar owner? What about the fact that they're actually teenagers...Brothers? Kaneda and Tetsuo met at a very young age...Tetsuo is the smallest in the gang and feels he has something to prove to the other guys in the gang.

Sure the main point of the story appears to be intact but I hate it... More and more with each tidbit of information.

Maybe they pull it off but I think that my love for the source material will ruin the experience for me no matter what.

andron2636d ago

Yeah this is not looking good. Why change everything and keep the Japanese names?

StarWarsFan2636d ago

Not sure what to think of this project yet.

Lord_Sloth2636d ago

Hmm...Dunno what else to say other than hmm.........

Well, at least Marla Singer's in it. Still...Hmm............