We've been hearing all kindsa talk about who might take the lead roles in Albert Hughes' live action adaptation of AKIRA - the hero Kaneda, and his psychically troubled friend Tetsuo. Pretty much anyone and everyone you'd expect has been in the mix either officially or via rumors, and a few you wouldn't expect.
Via THIS piece at THR, that Warners may be closing in on finally casting Kaneda. Please keep in mind this does not represent official, or even probable casting - but it's an interesting possibility all the same.
Now comes word that Reeves has held talks with the studio, with whom he already made the massively successful Matrix movies, for the part of Kaneda, the gang leader. Reeves doesn't yet have an offer for the role, but we hear the talks with his reps have been going well.
Reeves anchoring the project could serve as a strong lure for another A-lister to take the role of Tetsuo, the best friend.
Kaneda's awesome - it has moose, and hockey, and bacon...William Shatner's from there, and it's so cool that every planet in the STARGATE televisionverse looks just like it.
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