Producers hope to start filming later this year or next year...
STATUS: Late 2011
PRODUCER: Andrew Lazar - Jon Jashni - Leonardo DiCaprio - Jennifer Davisson Killoran
DIRECTOR: Jaume Collet-Serra
LP: Ralph Winter
WRITER: Albert Torres - Steve Kloves
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When a young man's telekinesis is discovered by the military, he is taken in to be turned into a super-weapon and his brother nuts race to save him before Manhattan is destroyed by his powers. 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 bfore Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago. Live action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6-volume graphic novel Akira.