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Kristen Stewart offered female lead in “Akira”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: If I had to make a bet, I’d put money down that the live-action remake of the anime classic “Akira” will never reach theaters. Too many chefs have been jamming into the kitchen for years trying to improve on a perfect dish. Why bother? But if[...]

“Akira” lands new director, but is live-action still the best course?

By G. Clay Whittaker Hollywoodnews.com: “Akira” lives to see another director. After premature project death rumors circulated last week, the adaptation of the ‘80s animation is back on track. Jaume Collet-Serra is now slated to direct Warner Bros. adaptation of the 1988 animated film “Akira,” Variety has confirmed. Collet-Serra was[...]

Robert Pattinson, Justin Timberlake wanted for live-action “Akira”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A live-action version of the classic anime adventure “Akira” appears to be moving forward at Warner Bros., with two recent advancements in the development stage. For starters, Steve Kloves (the “Harry Potter” series) reportedly has been brought in to punch up an existing script, which is[...]

Zac Efron won’t be firing up a motorcycle in ‘Akira’

HollywoodNews.com: Zac Efron isn’t set to star in the live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime/magna series “Akira.” While various media outlets buzzed that Efron was in the running, the film’s directors the Hughes Brothers have squashed the rumors. Leonardo DiCaprio is producing the project and at one point was set[...]