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Akira (Remake)

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    Aaron Sorkin, Gary Oldman & Colin Firth Each Confirm They Are Thinking About Maybe Making Something

    As if the "offer story" wasn't bad enough, the "testing" or "reading for" stories have taken that to a lower standard. And listen, we get it. We've run those things before because a peek behind the curtain is interesting, particularly for high profile projects a...

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    We Don't Need To Talk About Ezra Miller In 'Akira' Anymore

    While Tilda Swinton has rightfully been earning raves for her turn in Lynne Ramsay's wrenching "We Need To Talk About Kevin," the film's other MVP performance undoubtedly belongs to Ezra Miller. As the titular Kevin, he brings a cruel sexuality to the role that finds him matching w...

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    Kristen Stewart Offered The Role Of Kei In Developing 'Akira' Remake

    Yes, it's yet another offer for "Akira," although this one brings with it even more ammunition for the already disgruntled fans of the original manga and anime.

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    Ezra Miller & Alden Ehrenreich Testing To Play Tetsuo In 'Akira' Remake

    Now that it's seemingly found its lead, in the shape of Blandy McBlanderson from "Tron: Legacy," things finally seem to be moving ahead smoothly on Warner Bros' troubled remake of anime classic "Akira." The film was originally to be directed by Albert Hughes, but aft...

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    Keira Knightley Being Pursued For 'Akira' & Gary Oldman Wanted For 'Arthur & Lancelot'

    With "Harry Potter" ending this summer, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy coming to a close in 2012, and "Green Lantern" proving a weak start to the DC heroes that the studio hoped would see them through the next few years, Warner Bros. are branching out a bit in their hunt for future franchises. Their hopes for 2013 might include Superman reboot "Man of Steel" and Spartan sequel "300: Battle of Artemesia," but neither are quite home runs, and they're joined by fresh starters like Guillermo Del Toro's giant monster movie "Pacific Rim" and period witch-hunting flick "The Se...

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    Keira Knightley Being Pursued For 'Akira' & Gary Oldman Wanted For 'Arthur & Lancelot'

    With "Harry Potter" ending this summer, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy coming to a close in 2012, and "Green Lantern" proving a weak start to the DC heroes that the studio hoped would see them through the next few years, Warner Bros. are branching out a bit in their ...

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    Garrett Hedlund Now In Talks For Kaneda In Warner Bros. 'Akira' Remake

    It looks like "Unknown" and "Orphan" director Jaume Collet-Serra got his way. After it was revealed last month that Garrett Hedlund was the frontrunner for the developing "Akira" remake, Twitch report today he was the director's first choice with Variety adding that formal talks are now underway.

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    Gary Oldman & Helena Bonham Carter Offered Roles In 'Akira' Remake

    Whether you like it or not, Warner Bros' "Akira" remake is now greenlit and moving ahead. With “Unknown” and “Orphan” director Jaume Collet-Serra set to direct and "Tron: Legacy" star Garrett Hedlund ahead of the pack to take on one of the lead roles, it seems the filmmakers are actively looking to ...

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    Warner Bros. Aiming For February/March 2012 Start On 'Akira,' Garrett Hedlund Frontrunner To Star

    After some minor drama, which saw long-attached helmer Albert Hughes bail on the gestating "Akira" remake this spring, the project came back to the life in the middle of the summer when "Unknown" and "Orphan" director Jaume Collet-Serra came aboard. Things then went quiet on the project, but once ag...

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