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Kristen Stewart to yell "KANEDAAA!" in Akira remake?

11.15.2011

Twitch Film is reporting that Kristen Stewart has been offered the role of Kei in the upcoming Warner Brothers adaption of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic AKIRA.

This would put her alongside Garrett Hedlund (TRON: LEGACY) who as reported is in talks to play Kaneda, her boyfriend in the film. Kei doesn't have much of a role in the original film and manga- it's much more about the relationship between Kaneda and his friend Tetsuo- but perhaps it will be expanded if she's cast. 

What do you folks think about this potential casting? Can they keep the film so delightfully weird and brutal if they're casting these young pretty actors as the leads?

Of course, no one's been cast just yet, but as reported Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter and Garrett Hedlund have all been offered roles. More on casting as we hear it...

Source: Twitch Film

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2:22PM on 11/16/2011

Sure

Sure, whatever, if it's going to be bad you might as well make it REALLY bad.

Also, is this the same character as Ky, but spelled differently? If so, that's actually a pretty big part in this version
Sure, whatever, if it's going to be bad you might as well make it REALLY bad.

Also, is this the same character as Ky, but spelled differently? If so, that's actually a pretty big part in this version
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2:59PM on 11/16/2011
theres a Kei (female), and a Kai (male)..

Kei being the character that Kaneda ends up crushing on (the larger role). and Kai being one of the Males in the capsule gang (always wears a red tie).

im wondering who Keira Knightley will play.. i thought she would play Kei
theres a Kei (female), and a Kai (male)..

Kei being the character that Kaneda ends up crushing on (the larger role). and Kai being one of the Males in the capsule gang (always wears a red tie).

im wondering who Keira Knightley will play.. i thought she would play Kei
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12:25PM on 11/16/2011

Fuck it, remake it in anime

No one on this site, is now was looking forward to AKIRA being made as much as i was. And if she's in the movie even as a fucking extra with her dumb found look on her face. I'm not even going to give it a chance.

Fuck all of this, I'm sick, and fed up of hollywood ruining great animated films.
No one on this site, is now was looking forward to AKIRA being made as much as i was. And if she's in the movie even as a fucking extra with her dumb found look on her face. I'm not even going to give it a chance.

Fuck all of this, I'm sick, and fed up of hollywood ruining great animated films.
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9:57AM on 11/16/2011
Might as well add her to the cast, it's not like this film could get any worse. ...... Well, I guess they could cast Channing Tatum as Tetsuo. Then yes, that would be rock bottom.
Might as well add her to the cast, it's not like this film could get any worse. ...... Well, I guess they could cast Channing Tatum as Tetsuo. Then yes, that would be rock bottom.
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1:57AM on 11/16/2011
This film is already fucked. Now it just got even worse. This bitch is fucking terrible at everything except being a miserable bitch.
This film is already fucked. Now it just got even worse. This bitch is fucking terrible at everything except being a miserable bitch.
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11:41PM on 11/15/2011
Why cant this die like the Crow remake?
Why cant this die like the Crow remake?
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8:30PM on 11/15/2011
Yelling it? Nah... I could see her muttering it with that blank, indifferent look on her face that she's mastered.
Yelling it? Nah... I could see her muttering it with that blank, indifferent look on her face that she's mastered.
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7:48PM on 11/15/2011

This whole film sounds awful...

But casting a girl who can't utter a single sentence without dramatic pauses every 2 words (IN EVERY MOVIE, NOT JUST TWILIGHT) would kill it for a lot of people.
But casting a girl who can't utter a single sentence without dramatic pauses every 2 words (IN EVERY MOVIE, NOT JUST TWILIGHT) would kill it for a lot of people.
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7:43PM on 11/15/2011
Jake Gyllenhaal was Persian, Mickey Rourke wants to be Genghis Khan... It's a slippery slope.
Jake Gyllenhaal was Persian, Mickey Rourke wants to be Genghis Khan... It's a slippery slope.
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7:31PM on 11/15/2011
The Runaways
Adventureland
Welcome to the Rileys

She's a good actress, stop hating her because you hate Twilight.
The Runaways
Adventureland
Welcome to the Rileys

She's a good actress, stop hating her because you hate Twilight.
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7:48PM on 11/15/2011
Don't forget The Yellow Handkerchief, The Cake Eaters, and most importantly Speak.
Don't forget The Yellow Handkerchief, The Cake Eaters, and most importantly Speak.
12:53PM on 11/16/2011
I'm not sure what you deem to be a good actress, or actor.
but she is just god awful, a good actress to me would be naming women like Streep, Portman, Weaver, Blanchett, Bergman.. good/decant actresses would be your Jolie, Garner, Watts. and then your bad.. with the likes FOX, and STEWART.
I'm not sure what you deem to be a good actress, or actor.
but she is just god awful, a good actress to me would be naming women like Streep, Portman, Weaver, Blanchett, Bergman.. good/decant actresses would be your Jolie, Garner, Watts. and then your bad.. with the likes FOX, and STEWART.
4:10PM on 11/16/2011
I'll give you the runaways
I'll give you the runaways
7:12PM on 11/15/2011
And then most of us would scream "NOOOOOOOOOOO!".
And then most of us would scream "NOOOOOOOOOOO!".
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6:43PM on 11/15/2011
Why do people think she can act? She isn't that good.
Why do people think she can act? She isn't that good.
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7:07PM on 11/15/2011
Why do people think she cant act? She was great in The Runaways and Adventureland.
Why do people think she cant act? She was great in The Runaways and Adventureland.
1:12AM on 11/16/2011
No, Desh is right, she is terrible. Be quiet Gizgoo.
No, Desh is right, she is terrible. Be quiet Gizgoo.
5:20PM on 11/15/2011
Just when I thought Stewart couldn't be hated even more with Twilight and the Snow White movie, out comes this bit of news.

Hollywood, look at what you're doing to her. She's going to be hated more than Brett Ratner.
Just when I thought Stewart couldn't be hated even more with Twilight and the Snow White movie, out comes this bit of news.

Hollywood, look at what you're doing to her. She's going to be hated more than Brett Ratner.
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5:19PM on 11/15/2011

I knew from the start...

this was goin to suck dick. How do you make a movie based off the sickest anime anyways.

1. It's uber violent, now this one will prob be PG-13. And tamed. Even if it is R it will prob suck.
2. W/e I'm done hope to god this film goes bankrupt
this was goin to suck dick. How do you make a movie based off the sickest anime anyways.

1. It's uber violent, now this one will prob be PG-13. And tamed. Even if it is R it will prob suck.
2. W/e I'm done hope to god this film goes bankrupt
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5:09PM on 11/15/2011
Fuck this!
Fuck this!
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5:21PM on 11/15/2011
for real. FUCK THIS! Anybody standing behind this film saying it will be good is a complete fuckin idiot. This film got me into anime :)
for real. FUCK THIS! Anybody standing behind this film saying it will be good is a complete fuckin idiot. This film got me into anime :)
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5:05PM on 11/15/2011
No.
No.
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4:33PM on 11/15/2011
While I think it's ridiculous to cast a bunch of white bread american actors in a live action adaptation of a Japanese anime film and still pretend these are the same characters with the original names and as much as I find Twilight ridiculous, I like Kristen Stewart as an actress and I'm confident she'd do alright in the role if this ill-conceived adaptation came to pass.
While I think it's ridiculous to cast a bunch of white bread american actors in a live action adaptation of a Japanese anime film and still pretend these are the same characters with the original names and as much as I find Twilight ridiculous, I like Kristen Stewart as an actress and I'm confident she'd do alright in the role if this ill-conceived adaptation came to pass.
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4:26PM on 11/15/2011
Nothing about this film seems right. Not even the possible casting of Oldman gives me any hope. The only interest I'd have in an American Akira is if Pixar acquired the rights and made a balls to the wall animated version. That, of course, will never happen, and neither should this movie.
Nothing about this film seems right. Not even the possible casting of Oldman gives me any hope. The only interest I'd have in an American Akira is if Pixar acquired the rights and made a balls to the wall animated version. That, of course, will never happen, and neither should this movie.
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4:25PM on 11/15/2011
I can't think of an announcement that'll be as universally hated here on JoBlo lol.
I can't think of an announcement that'll be as universally hated here on JoBlo lol.
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5:39AM on 11/16/2011
"Shia LaBeouf as Tetsuo"
"Shia LaBeouf as Tetsuo"
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