In a report from Twitch, the role of The Colonel in Warner Bros. Pictures Akira has reportedly been offered to Ken Watanabe after Gary Oldman.

The Colonel is the military leader assigned to take down Tetsuo once they realize he may have enormous power.

Akira is based on anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s six-volume graphic novel masterwork. The film is said to take place in “New Manhattan,” a metropolis that was rebuilt after being destroyed 31 years ago.

No release date for the film has been set.

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