The 12 Years a Slave actor weighs in on rumors that he’s part of Duncan Jones’ video-game movie, and talks about the defunct Akira adaptation.
Warner Bros. has hired Wrath of the Titans screenwriter Dan Mazeau to adapt Tite Kubo’s hit manga Bleach as a live-action film, with Peter Segal producing.
Nervous that Tron: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund is the only name signed on to Akira, Warner Bros. executives are reportedly looking to cut another $20 million to $30 million from the adaptation’s already-shrunken budget.
A casting call for Akira includes a story description for director Jaume Collet-Serra’s $90 million live-action adaptation of the landmark cyberpunk manga and anime by Katsuhiro Otomo.
Michael Pitt, D.J. Cotrona, Paul Danno and Richard Madden are among those young actors reportedly testing this week for the role of Tetsuo in Warner Bros.’ live-action Akira film.
Ezra Miller, the young star of the upcoming Perks of Being a Wallflower, denies reports that he’s reading for the role of Tetsuo in Akira, saying, “it’s not my next move.”
Kristen Stewart, star of The Twilight Saga and the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, reportedly has been offered the female lead in Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of Akira.
Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro) are thought to be reading next week for the role of Tetsuo in Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of Akira.