Sunday, 27 March 2011

James McAvoy shortlisted for "Akira"

Sky Movies are reporting that Andrew Garfield, Robert Pattinson, and James McAvoy are on the shortlist for one of the lead roles, Tetsuo Shima, in the forthcoming live-action Akira movie, based on the Japanese manga of the same name.

The possibility of a live-action version of Akira, which was turned into the cult sensation animated film back in 1988, has existed for almost two decades, but was still to come close to development until recently, with a script written, and a director found in Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli, From Hell).

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