Hughes Brothers Reps Refute Zac Efron ‘Akira’ Offer

The Digital Spy is reporting that representatives for the Hughes Brothers have refuted internet claims that Zac Efron was offered the lead role in a live-action adaptation of Akira, despite being listed directly on studio/agent cheat sheets. Whatever the case, I just hope that Warners gets the Manga adaptation off the ground sooner than later, the anticipation is killing me! “Akira” originated in 1988 as a manga and then as an animated film co-written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. The story was set in a neon-lit futuristic post-nuclear war “New Tokyo” in 2019 where a teen biker gang member is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers. The gang’s leader must find a way to stop the ensuing swathe of destruction.
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Source: The Digital Spy