Starring: Kristen Stewart

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release Date: 2012
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Synopsis: Set in a neon-lit futuristic post-nuclear war "New Tokyo" in 2019 where a teen biker gang member is subjected to a government experiment which unleashes his latent powers. The gang's leader must find a way to stop the ensuing swathe of destruction.

Kristen Stewart Eyes 'Akira' Role

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Will Kristen Stewart accept the offer to star in Akira? Stewart’s camp is mulling an offer from Warner Bros. for the in-demand actress to join the cast of the adaptation of classic manga and anime in the role of Ky Reed. Read more...

Jaume Collet-Serra To Direct 'Akira'

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Warner Bros. is moving ahead with its remake of "Akira" in a fiscally sensible way, tapping reliable Spanish helmer Jaume Collet-Serra ("Orphan," "Unknown") to direct a live-action version of the anime cult hit at a lower revised budget of $90 million. Read more...

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Monday, February 25th, 2008

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WB To Remake Classic Japanese 'Akira'

Thursday, October 10th, 2002

Stephen Norrington to develop...