Robert Pattinson On The Shortlist For "Akira"?

As you might remember in Robert Pattinson's MTV Interview Josh asked Rob about the rumours about "Daredevil" which Rob immediately said were not true but then went to reveal something that he might consider. He quickly changed his mind and decided not to say in case he got chased by fanboys.

Could this be what he was talking about? (Or actually not talking about)
Deadline reports that Rob maybe shortlisted for the Tetsuo character in the Hollywood version of the manga anime "Akira".


Here's what Deadline has to say

The script for the Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures live action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6-volume graphic novel Akira has been sent to a short list of actors. The picture is finally taking shape for an August start, following the delivery of a rewrite by Steve Kloves that has director Albert Hughes and the studio brass excited. The story takes place in the rebuilt New Manhattan where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment. There are two major roles, and I'm told that for Tetsuo, Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy have been given the new script. For the role of Kaneda, the script has been given to Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix. The two leads are expected to come from that group of actors.

Andrew Lazar is producing with Appian Way’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran. Akira has been one of Warner Bros' high priority projects since the studio with Legendary Pictures acquired it for a 7-figure sum 2 years ago from manga publisher Kodansha. The intention has been to make 2 films, each covering 3 books in the series. Akira was first adapted for the screen in 1988.

This is a fanmade trailer but I thought it was the best one as it explains the story pretty well. SO this is what we would be in for (if there's any truth in it) What do you think?

You can read about the storyline here and more about the Tetsuo Shima character here

Guess we'll just have to wait and see if it's just another rumour.
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