Robert Pattinson lined up for ‘Akira’
Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake are on the shortlist to star in Warner Bros’ live-action Akira remake.
Pattinson, Garfield and James McAvoy are being sought for the role of Tetsuo, a biker gang member who develops psychic abilities following a motorcycle accident.
Akira will be based on Katsuhiro Ôtomohis’s 1988 animated version of his six-volume manga, which was set in a neon-lit post-apocalyptic ‘New Tokyo’ in 2019. The movie will relocate the story to New York, with ‘New Manhattan’ the location.
Leonardo DiCaprio is producing Akira through his Appian Way company.
For now, this is just a rumor. Rob is rumored for a new role everyday and they are usually not true, so we will see.