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Keanu Reeves walks away from Akira adaptation
Keanu Reeves will not play Kaneda in the live-action remake of Japanese manga Akira.The actor was previously in negotiations with Warner Bros to take on the part, but has decided against playing bike-riding world-saver Kaneda.Despite the negotiations coming to an abrupt end, Warner Bros are keen to stress that the remake isn’t dead.“Production on Akira has not halted or been shut down, as the film has not yet been greenlit and is still very much in the development stage,” they say.“The exploratory process is crucial to a project of this magnitude, and we will continue to sculpt our approach to making the best possible film.”

Keanu Reeves walks away from Akira adaptation

Keanu Reeves will not play Kaneda in the live-action remake of Japanese manga Akira.

The actor was previously in negotiations with Warner Bros to take on the part, but has decided against playing bike-riding world-saver Kaneda.

Despite the negotiations coming to an abrupt end, Warner Bros are keen to stress that the remake isn’t dead.

“Production on Akira has not halted or been shut down, as the film has not yet been greenlit and is still very much in the development stage,” they say.

“The exploratory process is crucial to a project of this magnitude, and we will continue to sculpt our approach to making the best possible film.”

  1. myrealnameisjane reblogged this from totalfilm
  2. theparishofspacedust reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    Good. He was too old to play Kaneda anyway. Just like he was too old to play Spike in the Cowboy Bebop remake.
  3. boois reblogged this from totalfilm
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  6. quietonset-rollin reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    YAY!
  7. irraccoon reblogged this from totalfilm
  8. givemesomethinganything reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    i actually don’t give a shit about Akira at all, this is just a really hot photo of Keanu.
  9. dancreed reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    I hope this still gets made. I really do.
  10. loldevon reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    OH THANK GOD
  11. marcambit reblogged this from totalfilm
  12. theseagullsarewatching reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    Oh thank goodness. It would’ve been even more awful had Keanu Reeves (who is 46, that’s nearly half a century of having...
  13. weshareoursky reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    This remake it going to suck. A live-action Akira can in-no-way hold a light to the original, in my opinion. Mostly...
  14. pandolove reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    CHÚPATE ESA! TOMA YA! :D
  15. brick-trick reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    Still feel meh about this remake.
  16. misstoska reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    Thank goodness…he is far too old to play Kaneda! Why can they not cast an actor in his teens/early twenties?
  17. adriftinmyhead reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    Oooh Keanu!! Still looking good.
  18. petit-singe reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    Lets hope that people keep walking away from it and it never gets made!
  19. saybeeeeel reblogged this from totalfilm
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  21. geeks-ahoy said: I wish the Akira remake would be shut down. After reading some of the rumours as to who is going to be in it etc I think it will be another ruined remake of an absolute classic piece of anime.
  22. mehearties reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    Hooray, maybe there is a god after all (I hate Keanu and really like the original “Akira”)!
  23. mrtumnus reblogged this from totalfilm and added:
    I kind of hope this is the end honestly Akira doesn’t need to be remade fff especially not with Keanu Reeves. …no...