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#31 Post by kodama » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:27 pm

Bloody hollywood. :)

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#32 Post by Old Git » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:28 pm

up the role of fellow protagonist Kaneda (a name that, thanks to the anime version, we can only ever pronounce by screaming it aloud when talking about it.)

So true. :lol:
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#33 Post by Old Git » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:16 am

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#34 Post by CastorTroy81 » Fri May 06, 2011 11:30 pm

I'm guessing everyone will be delighted with this!
http://ie.movies.ign.com/articles/116/1166465p1.html

Well he has the same number of syllables in his first name, so it's a start. :roll:

Thing is, why do they say they're being cast as Kaneda and Tetsuo? Is the gang they're in going to be a gang brought together by the fact their American parents gave them all Japanese names?
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#35 Post by kodama » Sat May 07, 2011 10:38 am

He's a wee bit old.

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#36 Post by Old Git » Sat May 07, 2011 3:46 pm

kodama wrote:He's a wee bit old.


Bingo. I don't get that at all. Apart from the obvious NO! reaction to him being in this, the age seems very odd.
Mind you, they've been linking him with Cowboy Bebop live action for ages, so maybe this is just uninspired casting.
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#37 Post by CastorTroy81 » Wed May 18, 2011 10:02 am

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=31026

I've a feeling this is gonna be one of those movies that keeps going back and forth, then just get a sudden spark of life that has it in the cinema quickly enough.

I liked the last panel of last week's Anime News Nina with their casting choice
http://cdn02.animenewsnetwork.com/image ... ic-135.jpg
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#38 Post by Old Git » Fri May 20, 2011 3:45 pm

That's how rumours get started. :lol:
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#39 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:51 am

Warners had a deadline to greenlight Akira, and so they have.
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32269

The fact they had the deadline makes me think of the Roger Corman Fantastic Four film
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#40 Post by CastorTroy81 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:59 pm

The story has been updated to say Garrett Hedlund has been offered the Kaneda role, or rather the bike gang leader.
Also Gary Oldman is supposed to have been offered the part of the Colonel and Helena Bonham Carter the part of Lady Miyako.
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#41 Post by kodama » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:11 pm

Wow, he's only 27, that's almost a teenager in Hollywood terms. :roll:

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#42 Post by CastorTroy81 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:45 pm

And he's used to the shape of the bike from his time in Tron Legacy
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#43 Post by Old Git » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:27 pm

I thought I saw something on Kiera Knightley being given a role too.
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#44 Post by CastorTroy81 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:26 pm

Yeah, though don't know which role she was offered. I would guess it would be Kei.
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#45 Post by CastorTroy81 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:48 pm

Well looks like Keira won't be Kei. Kristen Stewart has been offered that role apparently
http://ie.movies.ign.com/articles/121/1212548p1.html
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