Now that Warner Bros. has officially rolling in the long-gestating live-action remake of AKIRA, we already acknowledged that Jaume Collet-Sera is on the helm, and Garrett Hedlund has emerged as top candidate to play Kaneda. Now more actors has been name-dropped, only this time there are different characters altogether. The first one is Gary Oldman, who has been offered for the role of Colonel while Helena Bonham Carter has been offered Lady Miyako.
That is certainly inspired casting so far. Let's hope they didn't screw this up.