Live-Action Gintama Film Seeks Extras
posted on by Eric Stimson
The recently announced live-action Gintama film from director Yūichi Fukuda will be shooting in the Tokyo area from early July to early September. It has also put out a casting call for extras. There is no age or gender restriction (although minors are asked for parental permission to participate). Extras are also asked not to photograph or film the set, not to ask the actors for handshakes or autographs, or bring along friends. Those who need assistance from people or devices need not apply. Participation will be on a strictly volunteer basis; no travel or lodging compensation will be provided, although there will be food and prizes. Revealing what these prizes are, or any other detail of the movie, online is prohibited.
If you're interested, the application form is here (Japanese only).
Meanwhile, the Gintama movie now has its own webpage. True to the source material, with its wildly shifting tones, the film logo keeps changing if you refresh the page. It switches from a very basic childish look to a stark red-on-white look to a font that suggests calligraphy to a widely spaced logo that promises lots of "tears" to something more appropriate for a serious action flick to a logo that says it will "mince you up if you don't watch."
The film will star Shun Oguri as Gintoki and is set for release in 2017. An Ichiban Kuji lottery in 2015 also featured a medley of different styles, this time involving fake magazine covers.