It seems that the Akira live-action adaption has actually picked up a lot of steam. The project was in limbo for a number of years, but now Warner Bros. is actually moving ahead on the project. The film has been greenlit rather than just optioned, which is the first major step in getting things going.
I know, there are plenty of people out there that don't want to see Akira adapted into a live-action movie. The anime film itself is an absolutely amazing piece of cinema, and there's no reason why it can't stand on its own through a theatrical re-release. Even if you feel that way, this live-action remake is still going to happen.
Perhaps we should just tell ourselves that there's no two ways about it, the Akira movie is going to be made. We'll have to stew in that thought for awhile before we become okay with it, or at the very least, able to tolerate the idea. Hollywood will most likely screw it up, but let's pretend that they won't!
With that said, what actors in Hollywood do you believe would make for the perfect cast for the Akira movie? Who would take on the two iconic male leads in the film? Are there any actors out there that you believe would make a good fit for such demanding roles?