A plot synopsis for the upcoming live-action remake of manga classic AKIRA looks as if it has had its synopsis revealed via Acting Auditions. TRON: LEGACY’s Garrett Hedlund is locked on to take the lead of Kaneda with roles being offered, but as-yet-not confirmed, to Kristen Stewart, Ken Watanabe and Helena Bonham-Carter. Take a look.
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.
AKIRA will be directed by UNKNOWN’s Jaume Collet-Serra and is set to begin filming next year with a release scheduled for 2013.
Source: Acting Auditions