Lupin III Live Action Coming 2014
Wednesday 27 Nov, 2013 - 05:38am UTC
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The Lupin III
franchise will be getting a live action film adaption in the summer of 2014, starring Shun Oguri (Captain Harlock, Gokusen , Space Brothers)
. According to media Oguri underwent 10 months of action training for this role, losing 8KG.
Additional cast includes Meisa Kuroki (Crow Zero)
, Tetsuji Tamayama (NANA,Casshern)
, Gou Ayano (Rurouni Kenshin, Bunny Drop)
and Tadanobu Asano (Thor , 47 Ronin)
. Ryuhei Kitamura (Godzilla: Final Wars, Azumi)
will be directing the film while Mataichiro Yamamoto (Crow Zero, Azumi)
is in charge of the script.
The film will chronicle how the five main characters meet and how they became the "Lupin Crew
". The film will also include an original character as Lupin’s nemesis Michael Lee, who will be played by Jerry Yan
from Taiwanese pop group F4. Other cast members include South Korean actor Kim Joon
and Thai actors Thanayong Wongtrakul
and Nirut Sirijanya
, Australian actor Nick Tate
and Thai singer Yaya Ying
The film had began filming on October 3rd, and will film for one week in Japan, afterward the crew will film in Thailand for two months as principal photography ends in December.