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Toby Kebbell Says "Akira" Movie Was Going to be a Mess

Posted: March 27th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Toby Kebbell Says "Akira" Movie Was Going to be a MessSubmit Comment
During the press conference for "Wrath of the Titans," actor Toby Kebbell spoke about the long-delayed "Akira" movie, confirming a rumor that he was in talks to play Tetsuo and that the character was going to be brothers with Kaneda (Garett Hedlund).

"[The studio was] like, 'This is going to be a big franchise,'" Kebbell told IFC. "So I said, 'Then in that case, understand that I've read the comics, and I've read the comics that got turned into the annuals, and then the annuals that got turned into the one-off anime. So if you really want to do it, then why don't you look at the six comics and just put two into each film?'"

He continued: "That way my character, Tetsuo, is not the lead. He's not the second lead, and he's not the third or the fourth lead, because there are eight major characters there. You've got great young actors, and you could get them in there. That's the way to do it if you want to do sequels."

"The other thing they wanted to do was make [Tetsuo and Kaneda] brothers. I was like, 'The point is that Tetsuo can't comprehend how someone who isn't his brother could love him so much - and that's where his wrath and his rage come from. Do you not see that? Why have you made them brothers? What the f*ck are you doing?'"

Source: STYD, IFC


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bandolero999 writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 8:10:17 PM

What the f*ck is a Toby kebbel?
SquirrelFlyer writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 8:12:43 PM

good for him, bad for the movie and im glad that its not getting made..and i hope it stays that way FOREVER
johnny_boy writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 8:15:58 PM

Always great when someone counts their loses and move on
elrei writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 8:45:19 PM

Who? and THANK the gods for this. You can't do Anime or Jap Comics right Hollywood. You just don't.
sm00th_eskimo writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 8:45:55 PM

What did u expect from hollywood? They make a mess of everything with only a few exceptions.
secondbest writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 9:01:44 PM

No idea who this guy is but right on.
AYT BALL writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 9:14:02 PM

For the guys that don't know who he is, he's one to keep an eye on, get hold of Dead mans shoes or The Veteran, great in both, also he was the British guy in Warhorse that helped free the horse from barbed wire. Nice to see he knows his subject better than the foolish suits!
SquirrelFlyer writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 9:18:39 PM

the is the ONLY credit ill give to the studio...at least they had someone in mind who actually knew the source material. but still f*ck them in their stupid asses for even considering remaking this
bandolero999 writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 9:31:02 PM

Dead man shoes awesome movie I have it.I think he's in rocknrolla
CelluloidMan writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 10:19:34 PM

You tell'em Toby!!

F*CK THE CHUCK!! (but this time by Chuck, I mean the studio suits)

FYI if anyone hasn't seen Toby Kebbel in action, see ROCKNROLLA...the guy steals the movie from Gerard Butler & Mark Strong. He's the ballsy druggie...
bandolero999 writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 10:47:05 PM

He kinda reminds me of Steve o.
Bonzaitri writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 10:56:33 PM

This guy has been great in everything I have seen him in.

Studios have no idea how to handle works like this, here is a clue, stay true to the source material!!! look how well it is working for The Hunger Games, which was pretty damn good (although the best part of the movie was everything that led up the the game, the actual games were a huge let down).

somehow they never learn from crap like Dragonball, that not only loses its core fans in trying to pander, but doesnt appeal to anyone.
pornfly writes:
on March 27th, 2012 at 11:54:23 PM

Toby has some set of kebbells on him
Lets hope whatever he said sticks
SACdaddy writes:
on March 28th, 2012 at 12:33:19 AM

Any movie starring Hedlund is going to be terrible anyway. Who gives a sh*t what this twat says, the film was doomed on the casting couch.
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on March 28th, 2012 at 2:02:13 AM

Tell us something we don't know.

@band

A "Toby Kebbel" is an old style jug that is used to serve beer/lager in. It was used right up until the late 1700's.
Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on March 28th, 2012 at 5:05:35 AM

But I must say, that if this movie was going to get made, Kebbell would have been a great Tetsuo.
He has always been great in every movie he's been in and he can very well have bright future in front of him.
Dirt writes:
on March 28th, 2012 at 5:48:05 AM

He is the junkie in Rocknrolla. He has potential.
rocketman writes:
on March 28th, 2012 at 6:56:32 AM

Excellent actor,his turn in Dead Mans Shoes was brilliant.
AYT BALL writes:
on March 28th, 2012 at 7:16:42 AM

Get hold of this if you can, good role for him, more action that he usually get to do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFpG0IJnb5g
minkowski writes:
on March 28th, 2012 at 1:17:26 PM

Dude didn't say the Akira film would have been a mess, he simply disagreed, somewhat disproportionately, with the studio making the two main characters brothers.

No wonder WosrtPreviews has only 5k fans when Screenrant has over 100k. Can't even get the news it steals from everywhere else right without turning it into lies.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on March 28th, 2012 at 10:06:43 PM

Toby Kebbell Says "Akira" Movie Was Going to be a Mess ... No sh*t, Kreskin.

Well ... actually....

Yeah. (The idea is)sh*t.



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