SM Cinema has announced on their Facebook page on Tuesday that they are set to screen the Live-action movie adaptation of Lupin III.
At the moment, no other details has been confirmed but Anime Pilipinas has learned that it will be an “SM Cinema Exclusive” screening and all other details regard the showing of the film is still being finalized.
Lupin III is an upcoming live-action movie adaptation of the iconic manga series by Monkey Punch, which will be directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, who also directed films like Godzilla: Final Wars (2014) and No One Lives (2013), and written by Mataichiro Yamamoto.
Lupin III and his gang will infiltrate the high security of the Ark of Navarone, a gigantic fortress-like safe, to lay claim to the Crimson Heart of Cleopatra within. It is said that whoever possesses this treasure shall “unite the world.” (Anime News Network)
The movie is set to have an original story but will be faithful to the original work, and it is also reported that Kitamura intends to update the movie into the contemporary setting.
The filming started in October last year, and it included some scenes shot in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand. The movie is set to open in theatres in Japan on August 30, 2014.
Shun Oguri, who portrayed Shinichi Kudo in the 2006 and 2007 television specials of Detective Conan, will play the role of Arsène Lupin III, while Tetsuji Tamayama will play as Daisuke Jigen, Gou Ayano will play as Goemon Ishikawa XIII, Meisa Kuroki will play as Fujiko Mine, and Tadanobu Asano will play the role of Detective Koichi Zenigata.
The former Meteor Garden star and F4 member Jerry Yan will also be a part of the film as Michael Lee.
The character visuals (photo above) even earned remarks from Monkey Punch, saying “Looks good, This is going to be quite a movie.”
The movie’s first trailer, which was streamed on Wednesday, June 25, also features a new instrumental by Tomoyasu Hotei.