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Akira Live-Action Film Apparently Casting All White Boys
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As has been mentioned to me no fewer than 100 times now, the rumor is that the leads (Tetsuo and Kaneda) in the upcoming live-action Akira are being fished out to a bunch of white brunette actors.



I do wonder if they're going to keep with the "Neo-Manhattan" nonsense that was rumored for a while. And I also wonder what Otomo-san thinks about this. Still, it's not above Kodansha to Americanize Akira for a broader appeal. Not many people know this, but I learned from Jerry Beck himself (co-founder of Streamline) that Kodansha actually casted the original dub for the film release of Akira when it came to America.

Anyway, I really, really hope Justin Timberlake is Tetsuo, just so I can see him turn into a pile of goo.




       


 




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