Casting Call For Akira Movie Includes Some New Details

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 Kaneda races in to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.

Bar owner?

Most of that seems in good order, though. But this film was never going to fall at the point of basic plot set-up, was it?

Acting Auditions have also listed the principal stars, but without indicating their source in doing so. It may just be down to their Googling:

Kristen Stewart – Ky
Garret Hedlund – Kaneda
Helena Bonham Carter – Lady Miyako
Ken Watanabe – The Colonel

Thanks to Elle at Garret Minds for the link.

[Have a question for the entertainment experts at BC? Use the Ask BC form instead. Have a comics, film, games, or entertainment commentary that's too epic for a comment thread? Use BC Letters to the Editor.]
groo0

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Sergio Aragones’ Groo: Fray of the Gods #4

Archie, Kevin Keller Join IDW and DC’s Pulse Nightclub Benefit Anthology “Love Is Love”

WWE News: Jerry Lawler Loses On-Screen Role, Amy “Lita” Dumas Gone From Company?

New iOS App “Expanded Comics” Brings 3D Animation To Motion Comics

Alicia Vikander’s New Tomb Raider Film Gets A Villain

Ducktales (Woo-Hoo!) Returns In Summer 2017 With 23 Episode Season

Retailers! Don’t Worry! You Can Make Money From The Image Comics 25 Cents Comics After All!

Valentine’s Day Comes Early With ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer And Ticket Sales Already Starting

willfarrell

Will Ferrell To Star A Comedy About eSports

Netflix Explains HDR Using Their Marvel Series