The Fringe is a place where non-horror genre films can get some play on Shock. These films might be sci-fi, fantasy or action – and certainly contain some horror elements – but will likely be light on scares, or, straight-up “horror.” Still, they might be of interest to you.
Actor Toby Kebbell – of this week’s release Wrath of the Titans – spoke open and honestly with IFC about Akira, the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s animated film that he was rumored to be circling.
Last fall, rumors stated he was in the running to play Tetsuo again Garrett (Tron Legacy) Hedlund’s Kaneda. Kebbell confirms these rumors were true, although – as a fan of the manga and original movie – he wasn’t thrilled with some of the creative choices of the live-action script.
He told IFC:
Kebbell knows that voicing his opinion may not land him the Tetsuo gig should Akira ever get off the ground, but that’s not looking likely. The Jaume Collet-Serra-directed film is on hold at Warner Bros. over budget problems.