Kristen Stewart as Kei In The Live-Action Akira Movie
A live-action american adoption based off the 1988 manga Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo is getting a lot of buzz since word of offering Kristen Stewart the role as Kei, a woman who is part of an underground movement that’s sol purpose is to expose the government for experimenting on orphans turning them into weapons of mass destruction. Stewart as Kei has come to a disappointed to many Akira fans due the film not casting Japanese stars and moving the movie from Neo-Tokyo to New Manhattan. In the anime the city was destroyed by a boy named Akira, who had psychic/supernatural powers. No word yet on who may play Akira other possible cast members for the film include, Garret Hedlund Kaneda, the main character and leader of a biker gang, Gary Oldman as the Colonel and Helena Bonham Carter as Lady Miyako.
Screenwriters including Steve Kloves, produced by Leonardo Di Caprio’s Appian Way production company, and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra Warner Bros. has also hinted the film maybe an intro into a trilogy!
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