Rumor on live-action film adaptation of Akira manga

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 月曜日, 11月 7, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

The Hollywood Reporter entertainment trade magazine reported about Warner Brothers’ live-action film adaptation of Akira manga.

It says Ezra Miller and Alden Ehrenreich are among the top contenders for the pivotal role of Tetsuo.

Ezra Miller

18-year-old Miller starred in the independent thriller We Need To Talk About Kevin and co-starred in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the 2012 film that Stephen Chbosky is directing from his own novel. He also appeared in recurring roles in the television series Californication and Royal Pains.

Alden Ehrenreich

21-year-old Ehrenreich starred in Francis Ford Coppola’s drama film Tetro in 2009. He also appeared in television guest roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Supernatural.


The magazine describes Tetsuo as “a young man with telekinetic abilities who becomes a dangerous weapon.”

Akira manga

In 2002, talks that Warner Brothers had acquired rights to the create a live-action Akira film surfaced. Since then, a number of directors, producers and writers have been reported to be attached to the film.In 2009 Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon Levitt were the rumored stars in the film.

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