Calling all Akira fans! Desperate to find out just exactly what director Jaume Collet-Serra and his writers are planning for their live action Akira adaptation? Well, the wait is over because the full synopsis leaked online earlier today, and we have it here for you to read. I am sure fans will find the synopsis an very exciting read.
So far the only confirmed actor is Garrett Hedlund as Kaneda, although Kristen Stewart has been offered the role of Kei, Helena Bonham Carter as Lady Miyako and Ken Watanabe as The Colonel. Expect much more on this as it develops, and here is the synopsis:
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.
By Matt Wavish