Stewart would join director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown), and the cast that is said to include Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), Gary Oldman as the Colonel and unknown roles for Helena Bonham-Carter and Keira Knightly. It beats Keanu Reeves, right? Right?
Akira is a story set against the dystopian future of Neo-Tokyo, where biker Tetsuo Shima’s emerging psychic powers threaten to release Akira, and he must be stopped by fellow biker Shotaro Kaneda.
The 1988 anime film was adapted from a 2182-page manga story, and was significantly altered and cut-down to make the feature length film we all know and love today. It is uncertain what path any live-action adaptation will take.
If you hear a long mournful sigh after reading this story, and its not you, look in our direction as we re-watch Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic film.