The live-action adaptation of the manga/anime Akira has apparently sunk back into development hell. The movie was beginning to move into pre-production after having cast Garrett Hedlund as Kaneda, and Warner Bros. was in various stages of negotiations with Kristen Stewart, Gary Oldman, and Helena Bonham Carter. The studio was also trying to find the film’s other male lead to play Tetsuo. Wrath of the Titans actor Toby Kebbell was one of the actors being considered, and he was excited for the chance to play the part until he read the script.
Hit the jump for what Kebbell, a fan of the original manga and anime, had to say about Warners’ take on the story.