It is being reported that Zac Efron may be in talks to play the lead role in a live-action adaptation of the popular anime story “Akira” created by Katsuhiro Otomo. The movie is set to be directed by Albert Hughes and IMDB lists it as releasing to theaters in 2013.
It is being speculated that Zac may play the part of Shotaro Kaneda, a young leader of a motorcycle gang called The Capsules. Shotaro is best friends with Tetsuo, who may be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Tetsuo realizes that he has psychic powers, but he becomes destructive and Shotaro must start a fight against his friend.
We also have our fingers crossed that some day Zac will share the screen again with his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, an actress who he met on the set of Disney’s “High School Musical.”