Keanu Reeves in Talks for Live-Action "Akira" FilmPosted: May 6th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Over the years, actors like Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, James Franco, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Fassbender, Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson have been attached to the live-action "Akira" film, to be directed by Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli).
THR has now learned that Warner Bros is in talks with Keanu Reeves to play Kaneda, the gang leader. An offer has yet to be made, but sources claim that negotiations are going well.
In the script, the action moves from Neon-Tokyo to New Manhattan, where a biker gang leader tries to save his best friend from a medical experiment that threatens to unleash destructive powers.
The studio believes that bringing Reeves on board would give the project a better chance or getting another A-lister to take the role of Tetsuo, the best friend.
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