If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Here's your chance to help us "cull the herd", so to speak:
'Akira' - the classic anime film about bike gangs and psychic mutants in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo - has been tossed around for an Americanized remake for over two decades now. Well, it looks like we're one step closer - thanks to the most recent rewrite by Steve Kloves (of 'Harry Potter' film fame), Warner Bros. Pictures and director Albert Hughes ('The Book of Eli') have reportedly begun to send out scripts to a "short list" of actors who they'd like to pursue for the main roles.
For the role of Kaneda (right), the main protagonist and gang-leader who rides a custom made motorcyle: Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Justin Timberlake, Joaquin Phoenix, and Chris Pine have been sent the script: Update: Garrett Hedlund outlives the competition and walks away with his life... and the role.
For the role of Tetsuo (left), Kaneda's best friend who begins to manifest psychic powers: Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy have been sent the script: Update: Andrew Garfield lives to act another day...
Now, regularly we'd ask you Spillios to tell us who you think should be cast in the film. However, that's not how "Casting Cull" works - instead of telling us who should get the role, we want you to "cull the herd" by telling us which actor (one from the list) should not - under any circumstances - be given the role. Think of it like a casting call, but in reverse - the first actor to be "culled" 10 times... gets crossed off the list (we'll update throughout the day). Whoever is left standing at the end gets to survive... for now. Remember to vote once for each character (Kaneda and Tetsuo), aaand... begin!