News Kikaider Reboot Slated for May 24 With Jingi Irie
posted on 2014-02-01 18:25 EST
Production company Toei reported on Thursday that the previously announced Kikaider Reboot live-action remake film is slated to open in Japan on May 24. Jingi Irie (Risō no Musuko, Take Five) will replace Daisuke Ban who starred as the protagonist Jiro in the original Jinzou Ningen Kikaider 1970s television series.
Aimi Satsukawa (Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru; True Love) will play Dr. Komyoji's daughter Mitsuko. Other cast members will include Kazushige Nagashima, Hirotarō Honda, and Ryūji Harada.
Ten Shimoyama (SHINOBI - Heart Under Blade, Blood) will direct the film. The script was developed over a period of two years.
The Kikaider television series aired in Japan from 1972-1973. It inspired the Android Kikaider - The Animation anime series, Kikaider-01: The Animation and Guitar o Motta Shōnen - Kikaider vs. Inazuman original anime video series, Kikaider-01 live-action sequel series, and Tobidasu Jinzou Ningen Kikaida live-action movie.
Source: Cinema Today
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