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Zefron In Talks To Star in Akira Remake

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zac efron in akira remake

Oh geez. This may be the only thing worse for him than that facial hair!

Zac Efron is entertaining offers to star as gang leader Shotaro Kaneda in the film based on the manga comic Akira.

The comic follows Kaneda, a member of a teen biker gang in post-nuclear war in 2019, who is eventually responsible for stopping the destruction of the city.

Hmmm. The project sounds inneresting, but we're not sure if it's the best fit for Zac.

We'll love him either way.

[Image via WENN.]

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23 comments to “Zefron In Talks To Star in Akira Remake”

  1. 1

    To me, sounds pretty cool. Akira was epic

  2. 2

    Are you kidding Perez? Akira is one of the most celebrated movies of all time.

  3. 3

    Akira is one of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time. Get some culture.

  4. 4

    Definitely not! Akira is badass… Efron looks like he'd break like a twig.

  5. 5

    this is horrible news. I hope this project doesn't get the funding it needs.

  6. 6

    bad choice.. and this anime is too precious to wreck in a poorly casted remake.

  7. 7

    They need someone else with talent to be able to play the lead in Akira! So badass!!!

  8. 8

    You aren't sure if it's the best fit for Zac. When did you become his agent/manager?

  9. 9

    Hollywood bastardizes everything these days it seems.

  10. 10

    it wont happen. the agency as well as the specific casting directors who are handling this film have been swamped with death threats since news of this leaked. i dont blame them, if this does succeed, whoever is responsible should be snuffed out as an example to not fuck with whats not already broken…

  11. 11

    he will fucking ruin the movie. srsly screw him

  12. 12

    well, at least that will keep him away from death note.

  13. 13

    No. NOOOOOO. This sounds even worse than the American version of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

  14. 14


  15. 15

    Actually, that's pretty cool news. I've always thought Zac looked like he could be a live action anime guy…If there was a Zelda movie, he would be perfect for Link.

  16. 16

    freaking blasphemy! just stick with the epic Akira anime and don't mess with it! it cannot be perfected!

  17. 17

    Akira is an EPIC Japanse anime movie!! It should stay that way! Horrible that America has to make a movie out of it! Running out of original ideas much??

  18. 18

    okay which movies is he doing??? cuz i heard he was in the talks for like 10 other moviess! need some answers plzz

  19. 19

    zac efron with anime hair?! what could be hotter?!

  20. 20

    Akira IS epic, which is why Hollywood's gonna seriously mess it up, when have they ever gottan an epic anime/ comic film right? hmmmm? When have they NOT completely crushed our childhood dreams hmmmm?

  21. 21

    yeah nothing says Japanese bike gang leader like ZAC EFFRON…?

  22. 22

    Ummm. Why are they getting this gayface fugly to play a Jap character? Aren't there any Japanese American actors?

  23. 23

    For the love of God don't let then do that.