Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Oldman and Bonham Carter for Akira?

Gary Oldman has apparently been cast in Akira

Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter have reportedly been offered the leading roles in the live action version of Akira.

House Of Wax's Jaume Collet-Serra is on board to direct the remake of the Japanese animated sci fi film, about a young boy called Akira who developed special powers while part of a govenrment experiment, only to lose control of his power, destroying Tokyo in a horrifying explosion.

According to Twitchfilm.com Gary has been offered the role of The Colonel, head of the government organisation who began the tests on Akira and Helena Bonham-Carter has been invited to play Lady Miyako.

It was reported last week that Tron: Legacy star Garret Hedlund is in talks to play gang leader Kaneda who wants to try and free Akira.

The film is due to begin shooting from Steve Kloves' script early next year.

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