Rob Being Considered For The Lead Role In 'Akira'


EXCLUSIVE: The script for the Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures live action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6-volume graphic novel Akira has been sent to a short list of actors. The picture is finally taking shape for an August start, following the delivery of a rewrite by Steve Kloves that has director Albert Hughes and the studio brass excited. The story takes place in the rebuilt New Manhattan where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment. There are two major roles, and I'm told that for Tetsuo, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy have been given the new script. For the role of Kaneda, the script has been given to Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix. The two leads are expected to come from that group of actors.

Andrew Lazar is producing with Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Akira has been one of Warner Bros' high priority projects since the studio with Legendary Pictures acquired it for a 7-figure sum 2 years ago from manga publisher Kodansha. The intention has been to make 2 films, each covering 3 books in the series. Akira was first adapted for the screen in 1988.




It's just a rumor for now, so take it with a grain of salt.


But I'm not gonna lie. Rob and Garrett together on the big screen will certainly drive me crazy.


~ kady

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Comment by Edward Lover 87 on March 22, 2011 at 10:35am
For me it would be so cool if Robert Pattinson, and Justin Timberlake worked together, I am a hug fan of both. Justin Timberlake was my first big celebrity crush before Rob, when he was in Nsync. I'm still one of his biggest fans, and I still think Justin is really hot, I hope he and Rob and up doing this film.
Comment by Joanna Cullen Hale on March 22, 2011 at 11:26am
Robert Pattinson and Garett Hedlund together in a movie=MAJOR EPICNESS<3..i hope this will really happen...i totally love them both and see them together in a movie will make my day:D
Comment by Sarah Anaya aka Cookie Monster ! on March 22, 2011 at 1:14pm

OMFG !!! ROB IN AKIRA !!  one of my fave manga / anime's  do it rob do it !!!


This just made my day god i hope he says yes  i would love to see him as Tetsuo <3

sorry my  fangirl of all things manga/anime just came out lol

Comment by Robertfanxxxx on March 22, 2011 at 1:39pm

Can someone please explain to me who would be cast as who. Love you Robert forever and always!! xxxxxxxx

Comment by Robertfanxxxx on March 22, 2011 at 1:41pm
I get it now xx
Comment by Topaz Girl on March 22, 2011 at 3:00pm
Rob needs to stop smoking.
Comment by « Jasmine Cullen « on March 24, 2011 at 3:58am
ohhh... this is soo cool! i wish rob and garrett gets the role! that would be twice the awesomeness! =">
and is the picture for real? is he smoking or just for the sake of the picture shooting?? :( i hope not..


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