It looks like were running over well-tread ground in regards to our first potential lead star of Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming Akira. When the studio gave the green-light to the production two weeks ago, Variety reported that Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy) was set to play the role of Kaneda. Flash forward to today and the trade has backtracked the initial report by suggesting the actor is in "talks" to tackle the lead character.
After a rumor race that had names that included anyone from Robert Pattinson to Keanu Reeves, we suggest that Hedlund is still very likely to be the one who will lead the production but it's not a done deal yet. But feel free to speculate on who would make a better Kaneda or start your fantasy casting for the other major roles.
Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) will be directing this latest adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga, based on a screenplay by writers Steve Kloves.
Plot Concept: "Akira" is based on anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume graphic novel masterwork. The film is said to take place in "New Manhattan," a metropolis that was rebuilt after being destroyed 31 years ago. The famous motorcycle will also definitely be a part of the film.