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Shin-Chan Film's Story Remade as Live-Action Film

posted on 2008-10-07 20:48 EDT
Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta- to feature SMAP's Kusanagi, Always' Yamazaki

The Sankei Sports paper reported on Tuesday that the story for the 10th Crayon Shin-chan movie, Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen, is being remade into a live-action historical romance film called Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta- (Ballad: The Nameless Song of Love). Takashi Yamazaki, the director of the award-winning Always: Sunset on Third Street films, is overseeing the new project. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi of the perennial male pop group SMAP will star, and the story is set in Japan's Warring States period that has been made famous by hundreds of samurai films. The film is budgeted at 2 billion yen (about US$20 million) and is scheduled to open next September.

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