Thursday, December 8, 2011

Akira live-action adaptation sees leaked plot summary

I think we all knew this was coming, but I'm still sorry to bring it to you. If you're a fan of Akira, you might not want to read this leaked plot summary. This is indeed the real deal, coming from a casting call looking for extras. Get ready to see the Americanized version of Akira...

Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel.

Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers.

Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo’s mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel’s troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.

I'm not even going to say anything. I'll leave that to you guys! What do you think of the direction for this Akira adaptation?


1 comment:

  1. My thoughts: Overall, I don't mind, but... What's the point of the Japanese names?!