Script Details Reveal No Clown Gang or Tetsuo in the Americanized Version of AKIRA – WTF?!

This is probably the most movement we’ve ever seen out of the AKIRA live-action adaptation and it’s already off to a bad start. The guys over at Screen Rant were able to get there hands on the new copy of the script written by Iron Man’s Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and unfortunately they have nothing but bad news for all you AKIRA fans out there.

First and probably the biggest blow, Tetsuo Shima will not be in the film. He has been replaced by the more American friendly, Travis. The film will take place in New Manhattan instead of Neo Tokyo. Keneda and his gang will be in the film but their arch rivals the Clown Gang will not be in the movie. In the script Pakistanis and Asian gangsters rule the underworld of Old Manhattan?

You hear that? That’s the sound of angered fans.

Extra Tidbit: Back in high school I remember coming upon a website were some fans were trying to make their own AKIRA Live-action. It never was completed but recently I stumbled upon a “making-of-video” for it. Enjoy!

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Source: Screen Rant

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