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Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by Motorway to Roswell » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:53 pm

High School Musical star Zac Efron lined up to play Shotaro Kaneda in Hollywood version of classic Japanese anime based on manga comic, reports say
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/nov ... aro-kaneda

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He is the blue-eyed star of the High School Musical series and dream date for teenage girls across the globe. It is a classic cult Japanese anime and manga comic which maintains a heady reputation among fans of the genres more than 20 years after its initial release. Now, according to reports in the blogosphere, the terms Zac Efron and Akira may become forever connected after the actor was touted to star in a planned Hollywood remake.

In what would be one of the strangest casting decisions of all time, Efron is reportedly in line for the leading role of Shotaro Kaneda in Warner Bros's live-action English language version, according to both the Bloody Disgusting and Slash Film blogs. The project is being lined up as a two-part adaptation, with From Hell's Hughes brothers set to direct. Bloody Disgusting also reports that Morgan Freeman has been offered the role of The Colonel, the head of a sinister government project in the original film and comic book series.

The Hollywood version would presumably transport the action from the original's Japanese setting to a US location. In Otomo's film, the action takes place in Neo-Tokyo, a city built on an artificial island in Tokyo bay following the destruction of the original Tokyo in an explosion 30 years previously. Akira is the name of a young boy whose powers led to the disaster. Kaneda, the role apparently snapped up by Efron, is a biker and gang leader who discovers that his childhood friend Tetsuo is developing similar destructive powers.
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by jameshk » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:47 pm

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Why would they want to butcher such a classic... ugh
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by WhosZena » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:13 pm

Whos invalid idea was this?
And since when did we run out of cool Japanese guys..?
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Post by Motorway to Roswell » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:13 pm

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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by fractal » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:15 pm

this makes me sad....


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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by 2manynoobs » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:22 pm

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This.

Why would they want to butcher such a classic... ugh
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by kidshuffle » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:25 pm

And before him, they were planning on trying to get Leo DiCaprio iirc
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by 3rdeye » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:25 pm

dear oh dear oh dear oh dear. Fuck you Hollywood!
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by domhunt » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:48 pm

Gonna be shit, fuck off Hollywood
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by deadly_habit » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:02 pm

live action akira
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by honey-d » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:08 pm

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!!!!!
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by wolf89 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:13 pm

kidshuffle wrote:And before him, they were planning on trying to get Leo DiCaprio iirc
Which would have been better as he was apparently a big fan of the original Manga and was on as a producer and wanted to include more from the manga that's not in the anime movie.

Still would have sucked though.

just not as bad as this shite with Zac fucking Effron
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by Devry_Kaneda » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:29 pm

While Effron could make this shit, I think a live action akira could be fucking badass, if only because of the special effects.

Seeing Neo Tokyo get obliterated could be pretty awesome.

But seriously, fuck zac effron.

This news is worse than when they said Hayden Christensen would play case in the neuromancer live-action(hopefully/probably wont be happening)

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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by Motorway to Roswell » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:31 pm

Fingers crossed for Michael Bay to direct it...
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by deadly_habit » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:34 pm

Motorway to Roswell wrote:Fingers crossed for Michael Bay to direct it...
or uwe boll

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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by cimmyk » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:38 pm

I thought he was going to play a role in the American remake of Death Note. Maybe he's on a manga hype. Maybe those were just rumors.

I ain't mad tho.

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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by deadly_habit » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:40 pm

i can't think of one good anime/manga to live action adaptation, not saying there aren't any, just nothing coming to mind

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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by Motorway to Roswell » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:41 pm

deadly habit wrote:i can't think of one good anime to live action adaptation
Ichi the Killer is pretty good.
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Re: Zac Efron 'to play lead in Akira remake'

Post by deadly_habit » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:42 pm

Motorway to Roswell wrote:
deadly habit wrote:i can't think of one good anime to live action adaptation
Ichi the Killer is pretty good.
ah one of my faves good call

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