The synopsis of the live-action movie dedicated to the manga Akira has just been released. The film, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Taika Waititi, is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Katsuhiro Otama, set in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo of 2060.
The live-action movie produced by Leonardo DiCaprio sees the story move from the East to a reconstructed New Manhattan, where the head of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment.
Here’s the synopsis that came out of Production Weekly:
“When a young man’s telekinesis is discovered by the military, he is taken in to be turned into a super weapon and his brother must race to save him before Manhattan is destroyed by his powers. Kaneda is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother Tetsuo is abducted by Government agents lead by the Colonel. Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join Ky Reed and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City 30 years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous, but after facing 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 to save his brother before Akira once again destroys Manhattan island as he did thirty years ago”.