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Another Akira Casting Rumor Emerges From the Frozen Locker

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Following the recent Zac Efron chatter, Bloody Disgusting has picked up a new bit of casting talk concerning the Hughes directed live action Akira. Morgan Freeman may be the face of the military in the broken society of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira, Colonel Shikishima. (Bit trivia, Akira's biker delinquent protagonist Shotaro Kaneda shares a name with the boy detective who controls heroic giant robot forerunner, Tetsuijin 28 aka Gigantor, and Akira's Colonel shares a name with that boy's scientist confidant, Professor Shikishima - which suggests something about Akira's relationship to the early tradition of a giant robot as a symbol of a powerful, industrial future.)

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