Film Review: Akira (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: “Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo’s supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira’s secrets were buried thirty years ago.” (courtesy IMDB) … Continue reading

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Trailer: Akira (1988)

Trailer: Akira (1988) A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

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Warner Bros Now Casting ‘AKIRA’

A few years back Warner Bros. purchased the rights to make Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA a live-action film. Now after receiving a slamming script from Steve Kloves the company wants to push ahead with the production and get this film in the can. The studio sent out scripts to numerous actors in the hopes of finding the perfect people to take on the roles of Tetsuo and Kaneda. Several big names like Justin Timberlake, James Franco, … Continue reading

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