Akira Plot and Character Descriptions Leak

Akira Plot and Character Descriptions Leak

The planned American remake of Akira has been a controversial project for many reasons, but no matter your stance, it’s looking more and more likely that this movie is actually going to happen. Casting decisions have been made — Garrett Hedlund is locked as Kaneda, for one, while a bevy of actors are circling other key roles — and now, an alleged casting call has leaked that, if accurate, spills the beans on the adaptation’s plot.

Check out the spoilery “Akira” synopsis past the jump, courtesy of Acting Auditions and Bleeding Cool.

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.

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