Anime Vice News

Even More Akira Remake Casting Choices

Rob Pattinson? Justin Timberlake? Joaquin Phoenix?


 Kaneda's Michael Jackson-style red leather jumpsuit gets... re-worked for this update.
 Kaneda's Michael Jackson-style red leather jumpsuit gets... re-worked for this update.

Once again, I’m sure this bit of news will cause many otakus’ heads to explode. I expect the beige walls of the communal parlor that is the internet to be absolutely coated with blood, bones and brains. See, the latest draft of the American AKIRA adaptation has apparently so impressed Warner Bros that they’ve sent the script out to a thick slice of the Hollywood leading man cake with the hope to start shooting the flick in August.

According to Deadline, the short lists break down thusly…

Sorry for all the allusions to other roles above. As somebody who writes about all these areas of interest, I just… can’t… help… myself…

You can bet our Kawazaki and your laser rifle that the names will eventually be changed to fit the “New Manhatten” setting. Considering how some of these actors seriously pushing the old “adults playing credible teens” conceit, I get the sense that characters’ ages are being re-considered, as well. 

Who would the highly discriminating lunatics of the Anime Vice community pick?
Hoboseidon April 20, 2011 at 1:41 p.m.

I hate this remake already
Supreme Marvelon April 20, 2011 at 2:09 p.m.
Why? I want in Tokyo. I want a Japanese cast. Fuck off Hollywood!

Dig Deeper into Kaneda's Bike

The personal motorcycle belonging to leader of the "Capsules" Kaneda Shotaro. It is a mystery as to how Kaneda obtained this machine.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums
Add/View Images (10 Images)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

HELLSING ULTIMATE Episode IX -- Special Review

“Magical Girl Alucard”

GHOST IN THE SHELL First Connection Online Trailer

And this shooter actually looks... pretty kickass?

BLEACH Ch. 606 Review

Is this the best time to grow the family tree?

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE Episode #1 -- Special Review

“This prequel caused my interest in G.I.T.S. to…Arise”

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #8-9 -- Watch & Learn

What does she know....?!?!

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE Episode #2 -- Special Review

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

Anime Caption Contest! -- 11/24/14

Let's commemorate the end of History's Strongest Disciple manga with cool captions!

RAGE OF BAHAMUT #3-4 -- Catch-Up

These zombies actually move rather swiftly!

Anime Caption Contest! -- 11/24/14

Let's commemorate the end of History's Strongest Disciple manga with cool captions!

GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE Episode #1 -- Special Review

“This prequel caused my interest in G.I.T.S. to…Arise”

ONE PIECE Ch. 768 Review

In case you forgot, you get to know everyone...all over again.

HELLSING ULTIMATE Episode IX -- Special Review

“Magical Girl Alucard”

GHOST IN THE SHELL First Connection Online Trailer

And this shooter actually looks... pretty kickass?

BLEACH Ch. 606 Review

Is this the best time to grow the family tree?

PARASYTE - THE MAXIM #8-9 -- Watch & Learn

What does she know....?!?!

RAGE OF BAHAMUT #3-4 -- Catch-Up

These zombies actually move rather swiftly!

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel