The Sci-Fi News: Akira Gets Japanese, Ender Gets a Hugo and Area 51 Gets Hurd
In the first bit of Akira casting news that makes any sense at all, Oscar nominated Japanese actor (and certified badass) Ken Watanabe has been offered the role of The Colonel in Jaume “Orphan” Collet-Serra’s remake of the classic anime. Gary Oldman was the first choice for the part, but Warner Bros… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: 'Akira' Casts! 'Melancholia' Depresses! 'Prometheus' Prompts Snap Judgments!
It’s tough to imagine an actor like Gary Oldman having the time to lament the end of a franchise. Not only did Oldman star in three 2011 releases, but he also returned to bring his Kung Fu Panda character, Shen, back to life for the sequel. On the horizon in 2012? The Dark Knight Rises, of course, which is the final piece of… Continue reading Gary Oldman Says 'The Dark Knight Rises' Story is Epic; Addresses Live-Action 'Akira' Casting (Exclusive)
Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter
November 5, 2011
Just days after it’s been strongly rumored that Garrett Hedlund was in talks to play the role of Kaneda in Jaume Collet-Sera’s adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s popular manga and anime Akira, Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter seem to be in a competition to see who can name more potential candidates for