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Akira plot revealed

Akira.jpgThe plot for the new Akira has been revealed online, perhaps. There's not an official confirmation but the story is out that this is the latest synopsis for the new adaptation of Akira, and as synopsis' go it's pretty faithful to the original.

You have to bear in mind that it is just three paragraphs and there are gaps galore to be filled in, but for an overall outline I'd say it's going in the right direction.

There is one reveal in the synopsis that few might consider a spoiler, I'm not so sure though as it's absolutely obvious how Manhattan was first destroyed, especially if you have seen or heard of the original. I mean the story wouldn't be travelling down the route it is without doing so for a purpose, and as I say if you've seen the original you know all about it.

Therefore it'll be interesting to see what the new Akira can do over the old Akira to give us something new and surprising.

The blurb for the film comes from Acting Auditions through Bleeding Cool and ShockTillYouDrop and goes like this:

Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel.

Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers.

Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo's mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel's troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.

So no real surprises there, and the biggest news is that Ken Watanabe is now being considered for the role of the Colonel, and with Garret Hedlund playing Kaneda, and both Kristen Stewart as Ky and Helena Bonham Carter as Lady Miyako being rumoured, it's all sounding rather interesting so far.

Still there's that question of the budget reductions that have been made in order to get the film to production and with the scope of the film not changing you might be wondering how they can get the film delivered with all that CG work for a considerably lower cost. That is of course if this is indeed the official and current synopsis, for it could have changed through the enforced budget cuts.



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