here is the rumored and recently leaked plot for the akira remake. If you have read the manga, i know you feel my pain. they are not brothers, kaneda is not a bar owner, kei is spelled wrong, it is set in tokyo, tetusuo isn’t abducted by the government, he doesn’t arrive too late, ky doesn’t believe tetsuo is going to release akira and the list goes on and on. so many wrong things here but the biggest problem with this rumored plot is that fact that THE ENTIRE CAST IS WHITE WHEN AKIRA, THE MANGA AND ANIME FILM, IS ASIAN. WHITE WASHING FILMS NEEDS TO END
Kaneda (Garrett Hedlund) is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel.
Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed (Kristen Stewart) and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers.
Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo’s mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel’s troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.
Drive does a lot without saying all that much. An obvious nod to classic car movies, like Bullit, Nicholas Winding Refn weaves noir elements into an in-your-face-bloody-arthouse-flick. While Drive lacks in dialogue, director Nicholas Winding Refn makes up with in stylized visuals.