'Akira' News

Akira Gets Greenlight, Garrett Hedlund Eyed to Play Kaneda

Warner Bros. gives the greenlight to the longstanding anime adaptation, and looks at the Tron: Legacy actor for it's lead character.

Harout Harmanian

Akira Wants Director Jaume Collett-Serra

The Unknown director is set to take over this long-gestating Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga.

Brian Gallagher

Akira Loses Director Albert Hughes

Warner Bros. is currently seeking another director for their troubled adaptation of the Katsuhrio Otomo manga series.

Brian Gallagher

Akira Loses Keanu Reeves

The actor has passed on the role of Kaneda, although Warner Bros. insists the project is still in development.

Brian Gallagher

Akira Wants Keanu Reeves for Kaneda

The actor hasn't been offered the role as of yet, although it is said that talks with Warner Bros. are going well.

Brian Gallagher

Akira Eyes Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield, and Joaquin Phoenix

The short list of actors being considered also includes James McAvoy, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, and Justin Timberlake.

Cat Parker

Akira Gets Writer Steve Kloves

The Harry Potter scribe will redraft the long-gestating remake of the popular Japanese manga epic.

B. Alan Orange

Akira Wants James Franco for Kaneda

The 127 Hours actor is in talks to star in The Hughes Brothers' live-action adaptation of the classic manga by Katsuhiro Otama.

Brian Gallagher

Morgan Freeman Circles Akira

The Oscar-winning actor is set to play The Colonel in this upcoming Manga adaptation.

B. Alan Orange

Akira Wants Zac Efron

It seems Warner Bros. has an offer out to the young star for this upcoming Anime adapation.

Brian Gallagher

The Hughes Brothers Circling Akira Remake

Warner Bros. is looking to reteam with The Book of Eli directors.

Brian Gallagher

Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Bros. Teaming Up for Akira Franchise

The actor will produce a live-action motion picture version of the anime classic.

Ruairi Robinson to Direct Live Action Akira

The film is aiming for a pre-strike start date.

B. Alan Orange