James Franco in talks for Hughes Brothers’ live-action Akira adaptation

James Franco is in talks to play Kaneda in the live action film adaptation of Akira, according to JustJared. Akira will be based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s six-volume cyberpunk manga, which was already adapted into a cult classic anime film in Japan. The story will be set in “New Manhattan”, where the leader of a biker ….

Washington goes to the wasteland and a first look at Pelham 123

Variety reports that Denzel Washington is set to star in the post-apocalyptic drama Book of Eli, which will be directed by Allen and Albert Hughes. Washington will play a lone type in a dystopic future America, who must trek across America to deliver a book that could be the key to its redemption. Gary Whitta, ….