3rd Umizaru Film to Be Released in U.S., 11 Other Regions

posted on 2010-11-21 15:22 EST
3D film based on Shuho Sato's manga about Coast Guard divers

The industry news source Oricon reported on Friday that Umizaru: The Last Message, Eiichirō Hasumi's third live-action film based on Shuho Sato's manga about the Japanese Coast Guard divers, will be released in the United States and 11 other regions overseas. The negotiations are still ongoing, but distribution has been set for France, Russia, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Agentina. Overseas distribution will begin in Asia next March.

Actor Hideaki Itō stars in this film which was originally shot in traditional 2D, but it was converted to stereoscopic 3D before release. As of Friday, the film has been seen over 5.22 million times and has brought in over 7.8 billion yen (about US$93 million) since it opened in Japan on September 18. It is currently this year's #1 Japanese live-action film in box office receipts.

Source: Oricon via Tokyograph

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