Keanu Reeves Rumored for Akira

keanu_reeves_120.jpgTake this for what it's worth, but it looks like Keanu Reeves and Warner Bros. have been discussing the possibility of the former Matrix star leading the massively budgeted (and already controversial) adaptation of Akira. THR reports that no offers have been made, but talks between Reeves and the studio are "going well." [THR/Heat Vision]


  • miles silverberg says:

    Wasn't this a rumor a year ago as well?

  • The Winchester says:

    Because nothing screams Japanese teen like Keanu Reeves.

  • Andrew says:

    If it keeps him from playing Spike Spiegel and making an abortion of a Cowboy Bebop adaptation, then I'm all for Keanu doing Akira. It's not like American Akira ever had a chance of not sucking.

  • I don't like the idea of white guys in the lead, but ...
    if you're going to cast a white guy, Keanu would be the way to go. I can't think of anyone else, though.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    This is offensive because the role of Akira soooo belongs to Ken Jeong.

  • The Winchester says:

    Of course, nothing screams for Keanu Reeves quite like Japanese teens, so...